Brazil’s a part of international bazar in Beirut

26 de novembro de 2017

São Paulo – Brazil will be represented in an international bazaar scheduled for December 3 in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. The event is held every year before the Christmas holiday by the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association of Lebanon and the Brazilian embassy will take part in this edition with the sales of the country’s handicrafts. Revenues obtained from the stands’ rent will go to social projects.

“It’s an event that gathers the diplomatic missions in Lebanon for a social cause, it’s important for Brazil to take part, it’s a legitimate cause,” said the head of the Cultural and Educational Sector of Brazil’s embassy in Lebanon, Thiago Oliveira. He also highlights that the space will bring visibility to the work of craftswomen and will engage the Brazilian community living in the country.

Brazil’s stand in the bazaar will have typical items from Brazil, such as interior decoration pieces, craft candles, knitting apparel and cuisine, among others. They are done by Brazilians living in Lebanon, the majority part of the group “Arteiras do Brasil”. The money from the sales will go to craftswomen themselves since this is an alternative income for these women.

Brazil took part in the bazaar last year, when the stand earned over USD 5,000, according to Oliveira. The money was sent to three social organization in Lebanon: The Missionaries of Charity, The Lebanese Association of Victim of Terrorism Acts and A Tout Coeur. This year, 35 embassies will attend. The social projects to be benefited in the 2017 edition have not yet been chosen.

Brazil’s participation in the bazaar this year is being organized by a Brazilian living in Lebanon, Viviane Carvalho, alongside the embassy. In addition to the exhibition and sales of products, each country also takes to the bazaar cultural attractions. Last year, Brazil had a drums presentation. The activity for this year hasn’t been selected yet, but it should be a dance presentation, according to Oliveira.

Currently, the Diplomatic Spouses’ Association of Lebanon, which is organizing the bazaar, is headed by Bangladesh’s ambassadress, Sadia Sarker. The event will be held at Phoenicia Hotel, a luxury hotel in the capital, and is open to the public in general.

Quick info

2017 International Charity Bazaar
Sales of typical products from different countries
Sunday, December 3, 2017
From 10 am to 6 pm
Phoenica Hotel – Beirut – Lebanon
Free of charge

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani