A warm and sunny Saturday cleared up the rainning spell in Taipei. People strolled around Da’an Forest Park not only because they were enjoying the sun-kissed weather, but because an Islamic culture fair was taking place. On December 23rd, Chinese Muslim Association in Taiwan commemorated it’s 80th anniversary with a grand ceremony and muslim culture fair featuring 60 booths.

Chinese Muslim Association commemorated it's 80th anniversary in Da'an Forest Park and it brought both local and foreign muslims in Taiwan to joined together.
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Chinese Muslim Association commemorated it’s 80th anniversary in Da’an Forest Park and it brought both local and foreign muslims in Taiwan to joined together.

The event lead to a delightful success with both muslims living around Taipei and citizens’ participating. Huge crowds flacked in Daan Park to try out Halal food and cultural activities. Authentic cuisine from Turkey, Indonesia, India, Iran, etc. were definitely favored by the public and no suprisingly most of the them were sold out soon before noon.

Crowds thronged the food vendors and Indonesian food were popular among them.
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Crowds thronged the food vendors and Indonesian food were popular among them.
Homemade turkish dessert were something new and fresh to the Taiwan public.
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Homemade turkish dessert were something new and fresh to the Taiwan public.

Apart from experiencing muslim culture through the taste, there were also chances for you to see, to touch and wear. People waited in a long queue to try temporary henna tattoo or have their first time to wear hijab.

Halal XYZ exhibits arabic calligraphy and promotes Halal.TW App
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Halal XYZ exhibits arabic calligraphy and promotes Halal.TW App

Halal XYZ co-exhibited with International Muslim Student Association in NTUST to offer Arabic calligraphy and hijab experience activity.

Public enjoy trying Islamic dress in NTUST IMSA and Halal XYZ booth
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Public enjoy trying Islamic dress in NTUST IMSA and Halal XYZ booth
Young muslim artists also seized the chance to have their design met with the public. Booths like watercolor lettering, handmade craft and jewelries, postcards were the highlights. The designer patiently explained their idea to the visitors who are not familiar with islam culture meanwhile enjoyed a great time to meet with their muslim brothers and sisters at this festive gathering.
The 19-year-old young artist had her postcard exhibited. Handmade craft and jewelries can be found as well.
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : The 19-year-old young artist had her postcard exhibited. Handmade craft and jewelries can be found as well.
Muslim Zainab Liu living in Beijing brought her 90-year-old grand father's calligraphy masterpieces to be exhibited.
Halal XYZ – Islamic Culture Fair : Muslim Zainab Liu living in Beijing brought her 90-year-old grand father’s calligraphy masterpieces to be exhibited.

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