On the initiative of the Women’s Committee of the “Aleppo” Compatriotic Charitable Non-Governmental Organization, a charity breakfast on the occasion of Ascension Day was held on May 13, 2021, at the newly opened center of the organization (Cascade Hills). On behalf of the Committee, Mrs. Salbi Gantarjian delivered the opening speech, wishing the attendees a pleasant time, as well as telling about the symbol of the day and the traditional rituals.
Those present, enjoyed the delicious oriental food and sweets prepared by the Women’s Committee along with the friendly and delightful atmosphere. Accompanied by the songs “Ascension” and “Under the Cloud”, the beautiful girls of the “Bakhtikian Sha” dance ensemble greeted the brides with their graceful dances. Mrs. Dania Papoghlian presented how our ancestors used to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, after which each bride read her fate-quatrain.
The organization highly appreciates the efforts made by the volunteer friends of the Committee set up special for the success of this initiative, members of which were: Mrs. Talin Champerjian, Azniv Pertigian, Tamar Gevoian, Salbi Gantarjian, Alice Bertigian, Zepyur Balabanian and led by Mrs. Silva Gablanian.
It’s noteworthy that with such events “Aleppo” NGO continues to preserve the culture and traditions, as well as supports families in need with the revenue generated due to those initiatives.