🕓 September 12, 2008
Kuwait, Sep 12: Monthi Fest celebrating the Nativity of our Mother Mary and the consuming of newly produced crop is regarded as a happy family festival where families and communities come together for the joyful celebration. Members of Kanajar Welfare Association Kuwait, also known as Lourdes Kanajar Zamath Kuwait, came together at the residence of Mr. & Mrs Rose Mendonca, the hosts of the day, on Friday 12th September for the celebration and had a wonderful time filled with the joy of cooking, dining, chatting, fun, jokes and lot of other things, which turned out to be memorable event for the otherwise quiet Kanajar Community in Kuwait.
The program started at around 12 noon with Novena of Our Lady of Lourdes followed
by Monthi Fest Hymns. President Antony Miranda welcomed the gathering. Housie game, games
for children, memory games for women and crowd, and spot prizes were conducted for the
excitement of the members. Soon followed the delicious meal served in traditional way on
banana leaves. Over a dozen members were involved in the preparation of a
variety of items ranging from Pickle to Vorn, including AluDento, Alsande, Bende,
Podvolen, Karathen, Sono-Thendlim, Koromb,Pothrade,special pickle of kajur
(dates) etc in exactly the same way as we would celebrate in our native Kanajar.
Thanks to all those who worked hard to make this occasion the most pleasant
It was decided that the "KIDCHAMP-2009" committee that had been formed, will meet on September26th, at the residence of the Mr Lawrence Saldanha, Mahaboula.