HOLLADAY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Utahns of all faiths got a chance to understand the Muslim culture a little better thanks to the first annual Muslim Heritage Festival held in Holladay Saturday afternoon.
Al Mustafa Foundation of Utah hosted the event that was held at the Holladay City Hall. Muslims proudly displayed their contributions over the centuries to the world of art, science and education.
Suryani Omar, Al-Mustafa Foundation of Utah, said you cannot appreciate the diversity until you understand the culture better.
“This is what we want to do,” Omar said. “To see people come here and see this is what we’ve done to get to know us better in a comfortable setting.”
The festival included historical re-enactments, ethnic food, and hands-on activities for kids. The goal is to bring people of all cultures together. Both non-Muslims and Muslims worked together to put on this event.