It was a normal weekend in March for many Westland residents this past weekend, but for the Muslim community in western Wayne County, preparations for Ramadan are underway through a new Ramadan market featuring more than 20 makers, artisans and entrepreneurs. The first-ever Ramadan market, envisioned by Fatima Siddiqui of Flowing Script Calligraphy, showcased housewares, clothing, artwork and, of course, delicious food in anticipation for Ramadan to begin April 2.

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Ramadan Market

Photo by Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour’s Community Correspondent Frances Kai-Hwa Wang and One Detroit Senior Producer Bill Kubota visits the market to talk with several of the vendors, including Mona Musa’s Taste of Egypt, Not Your Basic Batch, Bushra Murad’s Barakah Boutique, Fatima Ahmad’s Color Valley Designs and more to better understand the history of the Islamic holiday, the impact COVID-19 had on Ramadan and the importance of showcasing the holiday tradition in metro Detroit in the years to come.

Another Ramadan market, Violets Eid Mela, will be open to metro Detroit residents 12-6 p.m. March 26 in Warren.

 

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