Nativity Feast Celebrations Around the World


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Dubai: Karaval Milan celebrates Monti Fest t
Dubai: Karaval Milan celebrates Monti Fest

Karaval Milan – Dubai an association consisting of 19 Parishes from Kallianpur and Kundapur Varado had always believed in unity which is their main strength of existence. It’s only because of UNITY, whatever steps taken or the Programme’s organized always Karaval Milan

 
Kuwait: Belwak celebrated Monthi Fest
Kuwait: Belwak celebrated Monthi Fest

The feast of nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally celebrated as Monthi Festh (Feast) by Mangaloreans Catholics around the world with religious fervor and gaiety. The members of Belman Welfare Association Kuwait (BELWAK) along with family, friends

 
Sharjah: Byndoor Catholic Association celebrates Monti Fest
Sharjah: Byndoor Catholic Association celebrates Monti Fest

Byndoor Catholic Association celebrated much awaited ‘Monti-Fest’ under the slogan of “Sakkad Sangatha Melyam” on 24th Sept 2010 at Mr. Rudolph Periera’s Residence, Sharjah. The program commenced at 12 noon with a prayer song by Rikitha, Ruvitha & Susan

 
Mumbai: Konkani Group Malvani celebrates Monti Fest
Mumbai: Konkani Group Malvani celebrates Monti Fest

Konkani Group Malvani celebrated monti fest at St. Anthony’s Church, Marve Road, Malvani, Malad west on on Sep 8. The programme started with the lightening of traditional "ponnti". Fr. James DCosta, Fr. Henry DSouza, Fr. Philip along with the President Louisa Pereira, Secretary

 
Mumbai: Monti Celebrations at St. Louis Church, Dahisar
Mumbai: Monti Celebrations at St. Louis Church, Dahisar

Konkani Liturgical committee of St. Louis Church Dahisar West, Mumbai celebrated Monti Fest in a very meaningful manner on 19 Sep 2010. The celebrations started with the offering of flowers to “Maria Bombina” and the Novena. Small children who carried flowers

 
Dubai: Ferarites-UAE celebrates Feast of Nativity
Dubai: Ferarites-UAE celebrates Feast of Nativity

The parishioners of St.Francis Xavier Church, Ferar, living in UAE celebrated Monthi Fest, a feast of nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary with a great devotion and enthusiasm on Thursday, 16th September, 2010 at Winny’s Restaurant in Karama, Dubai. Mr. Norbert Sequeira conducted a short

 
MCA Doha Qatar, Celebrates “Monti Fest” and Noven Jeevan
MCA Doha Qatar, Celebrates “Monti Fest” and Noven Jeevan

Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha Qatar, Celebrated “Monti Fest” and Noven Jeevan on Friday the 17th of September 2010, at the Seraphic Hall, Church Premises. The Program began with the MCA Anthem followed with a prayer service which included Showering

 
Konkani Kutam Bahrain Celebrates Nativity Feast
Konkani Kutam Bahrain Celebrates Nativity Feast

Konkani Kutam, Bahrain celebrated the Nativity Feast jointly with Karnataka Social Club on 16th September 2010 at Karnataka Social Club premises. The celebrations started at 8.00 p.m. with the guest priest from Mangalore, Fr. Franklin D’souza blessing the new corn.

 
Dubai: Mount Rosary Gulf Association celebrates Monti Feast
Dubai: Mount Rosary Gulf Association celebrates Monti Feast

For the first time ever Mount Rosary Gulf Association celebrated Monti feast in all its splendor . The event was held in Dubai at Al Mas Hotel Apartments. And as expected the party hall was filled with fellow parishioners, all fully enthusiastic to celebrate the birthday of Mother Mary.

 
Dubai: SFX Kutam Mudarangady Celebrates Nativity Feast
Dubai: SFX Kutam Mudarangady Celebrates Nativity Feast

It was on 17th September evening symbolizing a precise blend of solemnity and merriment, SFX Kutam, Mudarangadi celebrated ’Monthi Fest ’a family festival of Love, Peace and Emotions .This celebration was held on Friday in Winny’s Restaurant Karama

 
Dubai: Nativity Feast celebrations by Emirates Pangalites
Dubai: Nativity Feast celebrations by Emirates Pangalites

Emirates Pangalites, U.A.E, Celebrated the Feast of Nativity on Thursday, 16th September 2010 at Richmond Hotel Apartments, Bur Dubai under the guidance of newly formed working committee. The feast was celebrated traditionally under the slogan ""Sakkad sangatha melya"

 
Mississauga: MAC Celebrates Monthi Fest 2010 in Canada
Mississauga: MAC Celebrates Monthi Fest 2010 in Canada

The feast day of the nativity of Our Lady represents a new life, a new presence and brings us innumerable favors. September 8th is also celebrated as a thanksgiving harvest festival in Mangalore wherein parishes bless the newly harvested grain and distribute it to parishioners.

 
Nativity Feast celebrations in Ras Al Khaimah
Nativity Feast celebrations in Ras Al Khaimah

The Konkani community of St. Antony of Padua, Ras Al Khaimah, consisting of a number of Mangalorean and Goan families celebrated the Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary on Monday , September 13 with great religious fervor. The ceremony started with flower strewing by about 30 kids

 
Monti Fest Celebrations in Melbourne Australia
Monti Fest Celebrations in Melbourne Australia

Mangaloreans residing in Melbourne gathered at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Mission Church, Hoppers Crossing. As per the traditional practice the whole congregation and the vibrant children with flower baskets proceeded to the statue of Mother Mary and offered the flowers

 
Mumbai: Monti Fest Celebrations by Aasumsaamv Konknni Sangh, Kandivli
Mumbai: Monti Fest Celebrations by Aasumsaamv Konknni Sangh, Kandivli

Aasumsaamv Konknni Sangh Kandivli here celebrated Monti Fest on Saturday Sep 11. The Mass started with a Novena to Maria Bambina (Baallok Mari) with ‘Novem Benjar’ and floral offering. Fr Roshan Loy D’Souza was the main celebrant of the Konkani mass. Variety of Konkani

 
Monti Fest Celebrations  by  Canara Konkani Association Borivli
Monti Fest Celebrations by Canara Konkani Association Borivli

Canara Konkani Association Borivli here celebrated Monti Fest on Sunday September 12. The programme started with the Novena to ‘Maria Bambina’ (Infant Mary) with the flower offerings and Novem Benjar at the entrance of the church. Later the crowd went on a procession led by the band.

 
Muscat: Monthi Fest celebrations in Holy Spirit Church, Ghala
Muscat: Monthi Fest celebrations in Holy Spirit Church, Ghala

Monthi Fest’ the feast of Nativity was celebrated in a exotic manner by the Konkani community of Holy Spirit Church Ghala, Muscat commerating the birthday of mother Mary on Thursday , September 9th 2010. The celebration began at 4.30pm with the rosary at Grotto

 
Monthi Fest celebrations by Vasai Konkani Welfare Association
Monthi Fest celebrations by Vasai Konkani Welfare Association

The fest began with a procession of decorated ‘Maria Bambina’ (Ballok Mari) statue from Manikpur cricket ground to Gonsalo Garcia Church. The procession had a brass band playing Konkani hymns, altar boys, children carrying flowers, a ‘Maria Bambina’ statue on a decorated open jeep

 
NZ Mangalorean Inc. celebrates Monthi Fest in Auckland
NZ Mangalorean Inc. celebrates Monthi Fest in Auckland

NZ Mangalorean Inc. celebrated the Monthi Fest in Auckland on 11th September 2010 at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall in traditional Mangalorean style! This year, a warm welcome was extended to other communities as well.The basic idea was to share our Mangalorean culture

 
Manchester: Feast of Nativity Celebrations by KCA-UK

KCAUK celebrated their dual joys on September 11, 2010 at the Gandhi Hall in Manchester UK. The first was the celebration of the feast of Nativity Consecutively for the fifth year in United Kingdom and the second was the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the KCAUK

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Thousands throng in Dubai to honour “Balak Mori”
Thousands throng in Dubai to honour “Balak Mori”

Following the age old tradition of “Monthi Festh” held every year on the occasion of the birthday of our beloved Mother Mary in the lush-green Mangalore and surrounding parishes of South Kanara, St. Mary’s Konkan Community (SMKC) Dubai also celebrated the Nativity Feast

 
Kuwait: Queen of Arabia Konkani Community Ahmadi (QAKCA) celebrates Monthi Fest
Kuwait: Queen of Arabia Konkani Community Ahmadi (QAKCA) celebrates Monthi Fest

Queen of Arabia Konkani Community Ahmadi Kuwait (QAKCA) celebrated the traditional ‘Monthi Fest’ (nativity Feast) and honored Blessed Infant Mary on her Birthday. The celebration was held on 10th September 2010 at Queen of Arabia Church, Ahmadi.

 
Pamboorians in Doha celebrated traditional Novem Jevaan
Pamboorians in Doha celebrated traditional Novem Jevaan

Parishioners of Holy Cross Church, Pamboor, residing in Qatar and currently belonging to the Parish of Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church, flocked to partake in the solemn mass offered in Konkanni on the occasion of Nativity of Our Virgin Mary on September 8, 2010.

 
Nottingham (UK): MUKA celebrates Monthi Fest
Nottingham (UK): MUKA celebrates Monthi Fest

MUKA celebrated Monthi Fest (Nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary), at St Theresa church on Saturday September 11 with holy mass at 10:30 am, by Rev Michael Gallagher. The ceremony commenced with the blessing of the new corn and honoring of the Blessed Mother

 
Mangalore: Monti Fest celebration in St.Lawrence Church, Bondel
Mangalore: Monti Fest celebration in St.Lawrence Church, Bondel

8th September is a day of treble celebration for Mangalorean Konkani Catholics While we celebrate the birthday of our heavenly mother, this day is also observed to show our gratitude to God for the blessings He bestowed on us particularly by way of sufficient harvest. Moreover, it is a

 
UMK Celebrates Monti Fest In Kuwait
UMK Celebrates Monti Fest In Kuwait

United Mangaloreans Kuwait (U.M.K.) celebrated the nativity feast (monti fest)on Saturday 11th Sept 2010 at a Salmiya Residence at 7pm. Gurkar of UMK Agnel Saldanha welcomed the gathering in few words on behalf of UMK & Compered the entire event. Lional Mascarenhas conducted

 
‘Monthi Fest’ celebration by Jebel Ali Assisi Konkani Community
‘Monthi Fest’ celebration by Jebel Ali Assisi Konkani Community

JAKC (Jebel Ali Assisi Konkani Community), celebrated “Monthi Fest” (Nativity of the Blessed Mother Mary) on 8th September 2010 at 8:00 PM in the St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jebel Ali with Mass in Konkani offered by their newly appointed Spiritual Director, Fr. Frank Gomes..

 
Qatar Konkani Speaking Community celebrates Noven Jevan
Qatar Konkani Speaking Community celebrates Noven Jevan

Konkani Speaking community (KSC) in Doha celebrated Noven Jevan and Cultural Program on the occasion of the Nativity Feast of our Holy Mother Mary at the Seraphic Hall in the premises of Catholic Church of our Lady of the Rosary, Doha Qatar, on Thursday 09 September 2010.

 
Monthi Fest celebrations in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah
Monthi Fest celebrations in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

Abu Dhabi’s huge Konkan Community ardently gathered on the evening of Thursday, 9th September 2010 at 7.45 pm in St Joseph’s Cathedral premises to celebrate Monthi Fest, a feast of nativity of Virgin Mary, a unique Mangalorean traditional feast. In Sarjah also the feast was celebrated with great joy

 
Monthi Fest celebrated at Our Lady of Rosary Church Qatar
Monthi Fest celebrated at Our Lady of Rosary Church Qatar

Sokkad sangatha melyan, sokkad laagi saryan... in this hymn’s true meaning, the Konkani Speaking Community (KSC) came together, singing praises in celebration of the Nativity Feast of our Holy Mother Mary at the Catholic Church of our Lady of the Rosary, Doha Qatar, on September 8

 
Udupi: Monthi Festh Celebrated in the Mother of Sorrows Church
Udupi: Monthi Festh Celebrated in the Mother of Sorrows Church

The Feast of Blessing of New corns-Nativity of Our Lady ’Monthi Festh’ was celebrated with much pomp and colour, with hundreds of children and adults alike showering flowers on the statue of the Nativity of Mother Mary to mark the Birth Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 
Boston: Monthi Fest celebrated by Belle parishioners in USA
Boston: Monthi Fest celebrated by Belle parishioners in USA

Belle Parishioners residing in USA along with fellow Catholics in the New England region celebrated the Solemn Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary on 5th September 2010 at the Parish Hall of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, a northern suburb of Boston

 
Moodubelle: In spite of incessant rain, Monthi Festh celebrated with great fervour and  devotion
Moodubelle: In spite of incessant rain, Monthi Festh celebrated with great fervour and devotion

After the nine days novena during which the children enthusiastically offered varieties of flowers to Mother Mary at the grotto following the novena Mass, the feast of the birthday of Blessed Virgin Mary (Monthi-Festh) was celebrated with great devotion

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<b>Monthi Fest: Our lady of Dolours Church Vittal</b>
Monthi Fest: Our lady of Dolours Church Vittal

The parishioners of Our lady of Dolours gathered at the grounds of St. Rita’s School at 8am today Sept 8, 2010. The procession taken from the school grounds to the church premises

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