Two weeks ago, we celebrated Somali dance, culture and food with a party planned by Shukri, Nassib and Kawsar – three of the resident Somalians in Refugio, where GSBTB has its office.
Eager to share their Somalian heritage with the wider community, the women put together an amazingly fun event, featuring lots of glorious food, a henna station and even a live singer!
The food table included a vast assortment of pasta and salad, along with traditional Somalian recipes including a vegetable stew, roasted chicken and a delicious peanut sauce to go along with everything.
The crowd donned their best attire for the event, with the ladies sporting beautifully embellished robes in vivid tones. There were also Somalian dances, with the singer making the crowd move through his infectious music!
All in all, it was a wonderful evening of being immersed in Somali culture – props to the party organisers for throwing such a kick-ass event!
Abeera Atif is GSBTB’s Communications Assistant. Photos by GSBTB Intern Palina Sarokina.