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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Arab Festival in Lima, Peru

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Alright, that was from October of 2012; but I just found it, now.

NOTICE: on the lower right, it was sponsored by the Minstry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciónes Exteriores)

What is most interesting is the font used.  It is a faux-Hindu font, not a faux-Arab font.   Apparently, no one noticed that.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

The Lebanese-Palestinian Ballroom


Note: Sweet 15 (Quince años) is the Latin equivalent to our Sweet 16

Apparently, this is a new establishment. Their site (Click Here) is still under construction.

It seems to be built like a mosque. I do not know if they are merely mimicking a Mid-Eastern style, or this reflects the personal beliefs of the owners.

But notice the name: Palestino-Libanés (Lebanese Palestinian)

There is a Lebanese aspect to this. Most Lebanese in Mexico are (Maronite) Catholic. However, those Catholics would be more assimilated and Western.

So I cannot say if the owner(s) is/are Muslim Christian; but two Arab ethnicities are involved, Whether by two owners, two styles of food, or one person of two ancestries, I do not know.

What I can say is that is it looks like a classy joint. Arabs tend to have a high station in Latin America. This may be one example.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Arab Festival at the Germantown – Chile

From 2011.

The Chileans had an Arab Festival in Germantown (Villa Alemana) in Chile.

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