SASA’s Eid Mubarak Celebration: A Beautiful Display of South Asian Culture and Community at Trinity

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Julia Pecora ’25

Staff Writer

Trinity College’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) held a vibrant and colorful celebration on Thursday, April 20, commemorating the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with their Eid Mubarak event. The festivities, which took place on campus, were attended by members of many different Trinity communities.

SASA’s Eid Mubarak celebration was a rich and immersive experience, showcasing the vibrant customs and traditions of the South Asian community. The event featured a diverse array of sensory delights, including the tantalizing aroma and taste of traditional Indian cuisine, the intricate and striking patterns of henna artistry, and the resplendent display of traditional South Asian clothing. One particularly noteworthy feature of the celebration was the sale of bangle bracelets, which were sold as part of the club’s fundraiser to raise money for Palestine. Bangle bracelets have a rich history in South Asian culture, particularly in India, where they are often worn as a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. These bracelets are typically made of glass, metal, or wood, and are often adorned with intricate designs and vibrant colors. The sale of bangle bracelets at SASA’s Eid Mubarak celebration not only served as a fundraiser for a worthy cause but also provided attendees with a unique and meaningful cultural experience. The bracelets are a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of South Asia and highlight the importance of preserving and celebrating the customs and traditions of diverse communities around the world.

In addition to the sale of bangle bracelets, the event also featured a stunning display of traditional South Asian clothing. These colorful and ornate garments are an essential part of South Asian culture, with each region and community showcasing their unique styles and designs. The display of traditional South Asian clothing at the event not only added to the visual spectacle but also served as a reminder of the rich cultural tapestry of the South Asian community.

According to a member on the leadership board of SASA, the event was designed to celebrate all cultures and religions present in the South Asian community, which may not receive the recognition it deserves in other areas at Trinity. “We just really want to formulate a community,” they said. “The end of Ramadan is really important to our Muslim students, so we wanted to celebrate them.”

The event was a testament to the power of community and the richness of cultural exchange. Attendees were treated to a colorful and vibrant celebration that honored the customs and traditions of the South Asian community while also fostering a spirit of inclusion and belonging. Overall, SASA’s Eid Mubarak celebration was a resounding success, showcasing the beauty and diversity of South Asian culture while also raising awareness and funds for a worthy cause. The event serves as a shining example of the power of community and the importance of recognizing and celebrating the contributions of all cultures and religions.

To help SASA raise money for Palestine, please send donations to the Venmo: @aritrasaha18

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