Rhode Island recognizes its Armenian culture

October 31, 2012 by  

At the end of this week, the 82nd annual Saints Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church Food Fair and Bazaar will take place and celebrate the culture of this former Soviet state in the area.

The fair will feature all sorts of Armenian food, such as shish kebab, khema, losh kabib, and tasty pastries. There will also be traditional music, Armenian folk dance performances, raffles, a silent auction, children’s games, a backgammon tournament, arts and crafts vendors and, special appearances by Balloon Man and Santa Claus. This Saturday, November 3, lunch and dinner will be served too.

Vendors will be selling items like jewelry, music, books, and Armenian foods and delicacies to take home. This will be a good opportunity to learn about the Armenian culture and to introduce the family to one of the most vibrant cultures in Rhode Island. It will also give shoppers a chance to begin their holiday shopping and to find a unique gift to give to a friend or family member. Gift certificates can also be purchased to be used at the bazaar.

Visitors will probably be coming from throughout the region, including nearby Pawtucket, to visit this annual fair. Organizers may also be working with local printing companies to provide them with the necessary tickets, gift certificates, and promotional materials. Flyers will no doubt be distributed in Providence and nearby communities to let people know about this upcoming community event.

The event takes place this weekend from November 2 – 4 and is free to attend.