The Malaysian High Commission is celebrating Ramadan by inviting Muslims and non-Muslims to its festive foodie bazaar which will be held every Saturday and Sunday over the month.
From this weekend, stalls will be selling Malaysian delicacies noon to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, Muslims stocking up for the break of fast at sunset and non-Muslims invited to participate in the communal joy of the festival.
Malaysian High Commissioner Dato' Roslan Tan Sri Abdul Rahman said everyone was invited.
"In Malaysia, the Ramadan bazaar is an event where all Malaysian, regardless of race and religion, gather over local delicacies and it only happens once a year during the holy month of Ramadan," he said.
"Food has always been important in the Malaysian culture, and to ask someone have they eaten is an ubiquitous greeting, akin to saying 'G'day' in Australia.
"I am happy to see the Ramadan bazaar, held in conjunction with the Association of Malaysian Muslim Families, continuing the Malaysian tradition and culture here in Australia.
"It is a way Malaysian can experience home, away from home."
The bazaar starts this Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4pm, in the Malaysian High Commission car park, 7 Perth Avenue, Yarralumla.
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