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Indonesian Ramadhan Festival at the Indonesian Embassy in Doha

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VOI, Qatar - The Indonesian Embassy in Doha, in collaboration with the Special Branch of the Nahdlatul Ulama (PCINU) in Qatar, held the 2nd Indonesian Ramadan Festival at the Indonesian Embassy in Doha on Saturday 16 March 2024. The event was initiated to strengthen the brotherhood of the Indonesian Diaspora and to promote the richness of Indonesian culture and Ramadan traditions to the international community, especially to Qatari citizens.

The Ramadan Festival is enlivened with various educational activities and cultural themes, such as a Calligraphy Colouring Competition aimed at children, Story Telling for Teens which provides space for teenagers to share thoughts about Ramadan, a Culinary Bazaar which displays the richness of Indonesian culinary delights and a Book Review. "This Ramadhan Festival is a vehicle to share joy with everyone, especially children," said Ali Musthofa, Rais Syuriah PCINU Qatar.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, Ridwan Hassan welcomed this activity. "Apart from being a place for friendship, this activity is also a tool to pass on the values of good religious life to children." said Ambassador Ridwan Hassan.

Festival activities were attended by at least 300 people. Activities are supported by various parties such as the Unpad Alumni Association in Qatar, the Indonesian Community Association in Qatar (Permiqa), Bank Central Asia representing Qatar and Indonesian restaurants in Qatar. (Daniel)

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