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Monthi Fest Celebrations Around The World - 2008
 
Published Date: 07 Oct, 2008 (10:00 PM)
Mangaloreans of Houston, Texas celebrated Monthi Fest with fervor and gaiety at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Vigil Fernandes on Saturday, October 4th, 2008. After a long wait, the 'Novem 'arrived late from Mangalore. The recent Hurricane Ike and its devastation did not dampen the spirits of the Houston Mangaloreans. The festivities started with the singing of Hymns ...
The coming to earth of Mary heralded joy to the world. For from her has risen the "Sun of Justice", Christ our God, the promised Messiah. The feast of the new harvest coincides with the birthday of our Lady on September 8. In gratitude for a bountiful yield, the new crop is blessed and prayed over. Parishioners of Belman Welfare Association and their families celebrated the feast of the Nativity (Monthi Fest) with devotion, pride and splendour ...
"Udyavarites UAE", The association of Udyavar parishioners residing in UAE, celebrated "MONTI FEST" on Friday 19th September at Basma Residency Banquet hall, Abu Shagara, Sharjah. The Programme commenced at 07:30 PM.The Audience was welcomed by Mr. Robert Fernandes a well known stage artist and Konkanni writer. "Udyavarites" President Mr. Vivian Dsilva addressed the gathering and touched upon the association’s achievement over the last 7 years and appealed for support to further strengthen ...
German and Dutch Konkani Association (GDKA) met on 13th September to celebrate Nativity of Mother Mary (Monti Fest). People from most parts of Germany and Holland participated in this gathering. The celebration started with honoring Mother Mary with fresh flowers along with traditional hymn ‘Sokkod Sangata Meliya’ and ‘Moriek Hogolsiya’ followed by blessing ...
A large number of Konkani Community of Riyadh celebrated the Feast of Nativity “Monthi Fest “ on 11th September evening. The new corn (noven) was brought from Mangalore and delicious home made Pure Vegetarian meal consisting of allum-dhento, thoushya karamb, sango, benda, mogen, thendlim, ghosalim, sonno, ambya chetnee, lonchen & vorn was served to all over the banana leaves...
Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) celebrated Monthi Fest with grandeur on Sunday 14th September at the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait city, which has been an annual tradition for 20 years now, attended by thousands of Catholics in Kuwait. Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Melwyn D’Cunha led the blessing of ‘Novem’ (new harvest) along with Fr. Theo and Deacon Sylvestor in the Church compound at 4:15 pm followed by procession to the Church and festival mass in Konkani...
KCA, UK in Manchester celebrated the feast of Nativity on September 13, 2008 at the St. Kentigerns Church. The celebration began with the welcoming of the guests by Vinod Barboza followed by the holy mass celebrated by Rev.Fr. Alwyn Dias, Capuchin, as the main celebrant and Rev.Fr. Roshan Pinto Diocese of Shimoga, as the co-celebrant. The first reading was done by Anitha Serrao and Stany Rodrigues read the second. Rev. Fr. Roshan Pinto read the gospel....
Monthi Fest commemorating the Nativity of our Mother Mary and the blessing of newly produced crop is regarded as a happy family festival where families and communities come together for a joyful celebration. Kanajar Welfare Association Kuwait, also known as Lourdes Kanajar Zamath Kuwait members met at the residence of Mr. & Mrs Rose Mendonca, coordinator's residence on Friday 12th September for the celebration ...
For the first time ever, Bahrain’s Konkani catholic community witnessed Mother Mary’s birthday in all splendour as if it was held in one of our parishes in Mangalore. The difference this year was a 9 day novena attended by over 300 konkani community parishioners, followed by the grand celebrations on 12 September (Friday, a weekend in Bahrain) which was witnessed by over 1200 people. ...
Mangalore, a land surrounded by paddy fields, areca-nut (betel-nut) groves & lush green vegetation and rows of coconut trees leaning towards the river banks carrying bounty of harvest in welcoming the nature and visitors alike to taste the unique beauty of this coastal belt of Karnataka. During the end of Monsoon season, the area is full of blossom & harvest bringing cheers in the faces of people and hence, it is customary to greet Mother Mary ...
Sivestar Bhavan Hall, Dubai was crowded with families, relatives and friends of Omzoor (Farangipet) parish to celebrate the feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary. The function started at 7:30pm sharp. The committee member Mr. Arthur D'Souza welcomed the crowd. Mr. Roshan Pereira Omzoor a well known personality in UAE introduced Rev. Fr. William Albuquerqe who is currently in Dubai on a short visit. Fr. William is from Ferar Parish and now serving in Virajpet...
Konkan parishioners of St. Mary’s Church Al Ain were delighted to celebrate the Monthi Fest for the first time in their parish on 10th September 2008. Even though few people could gather in the church due to the short notice, excitement was evident in the atmosphere to celebrate this great occasion. Rev. Fr. Fredrick D’Souza, Asst. Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Church concelebrated mass in Konkani, which began at 8:00 pm. In his festive sermon, Fr. Freddy narrated the importance of Mother Mary’s birth ....
'Monthi Fest 'a family festival of Love Peace Culture and Emotions was celebrated together as one family by the members of Mangalore Cultural Association, Doha Qatar. This celebration with pomp and glory was held in the Seraphic Multi Purpose Hall, at the parish center. This gathering was attended in large numbers by the association members and their families. The program began at 6.30 pm with a prayer and showering of flowers to Infant Mary by the children....
MCC Qatar, celebrated montifest on 12th September with typical Mangalorean tradition at the Al Gazal Club. The programme was attended by almost 700 people from all over konkan Coast, who celebrate the traditional harvest feast. Nine types of vegetables, Rice, and Worne, were cooked at the house of Jerry and Leena D’Mello by volunteers led by the immediate past president....
Bellevision UAE, the association of all Belleans residing in UAE celebrated the Monthi fest on 11th September Thursday 8.30 PM at Karama Centre Party Hall. All the children gathered around the beautifully decorated bambino of infant Mary and showered flowers as the gathering sang the hymn "Moriyek hogollsiya." Followed was a short stage program graced by Mr. Ronald Olivera a renowned Konkani writer and the community leader was the chief guest....
The Mangalorean Catholic Association of Sydney (MCAS) proudly celebrated The Nativity Feast of our Lady on Sunday 7th September 2008 at Christ the King Church, North Rocks, Sydney. Holy Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Lancy D’Souza & Fr. Joseph Rebello which was complimented by an excellent choir group headed by Marsha Rodricks & well coordinated by Joylene Moras. The readings and the prayers of the faithful were all read by the youth....
The parishioners of St.Francis Xavier Church, Ferar celebrated Monthi Fest, a feast of nativity of our Blessed Virgin Mary with a great devotion and enthusiasm on Thursday, 11th September, 2008 at Foodlands, Deira, Dubai. The programme began at 9:00 PM sharp in the presence of a large gathering with the welcome note by Mr. Norbert Sequeira, while Mrs. Stinita Pereira read out the word of God. Children were holding the flower baskets with much enthusiasm and offered every single beautiful flower....
The feast day of the nativity of Our Lady stimulates us to ask this question: What benefit did her birth bring for mankind? Why should we celebrate her nativity in a special way? Our Lady was conceived without original sin, had a richness of personality and a treasure trove of graces that helped her intercede and pray for the redemption of mankind. On this special day, her kindness and mercy surrounds us and we gain innumerable favors from her....
The Konkani community including Mangaloreans and Goans living Sharjah along with the members of Konkani Prayer Group celebrated Monthi Festh at St. Michael's Church hall Sharjah, on the 11th September 2008.A large number of children dressed in their finery gathered around the statue of Mother Mary and showered flowers in honour of her. With the blessing of the paddy, the congregation walked eagerly in a procession to the main altar along with Fr. Ani Xavier - Parish Priest...
The Konkani community of Abu Dhabi (Mangaloreans & Goans) along with the members of Konkani Cultural Organisation (KCO) celebrated the feast of Nativity (Monthi Festh) at St. Joseph Church premises, on the 11th September 2008. A large number of people and children with a beaming smile on their faces, wearing colouful attire holding baskets with flowers gathered around the grotto at 7.45 pm sharp along with Fr. Francis -Vicar General of St. Josephs Cathedral...
Konkan Taram ( Jerimeri ), a well known Konkani Association of Jerimeri Mumbai celebrated their 21st Monti Fest on Sunday the 7th September 2008, at 6.45 a.m., during Konkani Mass. It can be recalled here that Monti Fest in Mumbai was first started by a few Konkani Associations and Konkan Taram - Jerimeri was one among them. A large number of children with baskets and plates full of flowers and corns ( novem ) came in procession...
The Konkani Community of St. Anthony's Church Sohar celebrated Monthi Fest, a feast of nativity of Virgin Mary at 8:30 pm today. The evening celebration started with the Showering of Flowers by little children near the church grotto followed by a procession by the faithful to church to venerate Mother Mary on this blessed day. The new corn was blessed by Rev Fr. Vincent Menezes who specially came from Mangalore to celebrate Monthi fest here in Oman. The Asst. Parish Priest of Ruwi Church Fr. Albert was also present for the celebration...
Belle Parishioners residing in the USA celebrated the Feast of Nativity of Mother Mary on 6th September 2008 at the residence of Frederick Fernandes in Boston MA . Around 60 people especially from the East Coast (Boston, Philadelphia, Virginia, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey) attended the celebration.The programme began at 4 PM with an introduction about the feast by Christopher Monis followed by children offering flowers...
On 8th September 2008, the premises of Sts Peter & Paul Church, Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, sported a festive look with eye-catching decorations and lighting as the Konkani speaking people gathered to celebrate their very popular Marian festival "Monthi Festh". The specially erected stage near the Grotto to keep the bambino of the Blessed Mother Mary was the centre of attraction. Much before 8.00 PM the church compound was full ...
Monthi fest was celebrated with religious fervor at Kanajar. Rev Fr. Ronald D'Souza, (Director of YCS Mangalore), Rev Fr. Alwyn D'Cunha (Parish priest), Rev. Fr Pascal Menezes and Rev Fr. Sunil Menezes were concelebrants. Program started at 8:30 PM with a procession starting at the Lourdes Higher Primary school and culminating in the Church...
The Parishioners of St. Therese Church, Salmiya Kuwait celebrated Monthi Fest with great devotion and delight on 8th September, 2008. The new harvest of the season “Novem” was brought in a brief procession led by children holding the flower baskets as the befitting Konkani choir sang "Sakkad Sagantha Melyan" followed by "Mareyak Hogolsiyan" which doubled the devotion of congregation gathered in large numbers...
The Konkan Community of St. Mary's Church Dubai celebrated Monthi Fest, a feast of nativity of Virgin Mary, a unique Mangalorean traditional feast with much zeal and fervor at 8:00 pm in the evening. One of Dubai's well known Konkan organization St. Mary's Konkan Community [SMKC] organized the grand celebration where an enormous crowd of 5,000+ gathered in and around the church to venerate Mother Mary ....
Mangaloreans living in Vancouver celebrated Monti Fest at the Immaculate Conception Church in Delta, British Columbia, Canada on September 7, 2008. The event was organized under the leadership of our Mangalorean Carmalite Fathers, Fr. John Pinto, Fr. Jerry D'souza and Fr. Mario with the help of Meera Nazareth, Ella and Louie D'cunha, Gratian Fernandes and other community members....
On a hot sunny Sunday on Sept 7 , Catholics of Indian origin in Northern California got together to celebrate the Nativity of Mother Mary (Monthi Festh). The congregants met at San Tomas Park in the city of Campbell for a typical Californian laid back luncheon. This was preceded by a solemn mass at the nearby St Thomas of Canterbury Parish. Fr. George Aranha the parish priest of St. Thomas Aquinas in Palo Alto California celebrated mass...
Monthi fest was observed in the district with traditional fervour and religious gaiety today. Brethren from the Catholic community carried the blessed paddy stands and sugarcane shoots from their respective Parishes to their houses and enjoyed a meal with the family members and friends. On this occasion only vegetarian dishes were prepared and the new crop of paddy was added to the sweet dish made out of rice...
The Nativity of our Lady (popularly known as Monthi Fest) was celebrated with pomp and gaiety even in Chikmagalur diocese today September 8, 2008. Holy Eucharist was offered in all the catholic churches in diocese honoring our lady with flowers and fruits. Before the Mass all the devotees took procession and the children offered flowers as they sang the devotional hymns to our lady. Corn was blessed and made available to all the people...
Perhaps one of the most popular feasts in Mangalore and Udupi, the Monthi Fest or the Nativity (Birth Anniversary) of Mother Mary is celebrated with as much grandeur and reverence as Christmas and Easter. In fact, this feast brings the members of all families under one roof and at the same table to share the ‘Noven Jevan’ or the new meal. September 8th every year is the culmination of a nine day novena that consists of daily flower showering by the children of each parish...
The Mangaloreans living in Washington DC Metropolitan area today September 7, 2008 celebrated the first ever Monthi fest in the region. Though the organizing committee was apprehensive over the response for the call given for the first ever traditional Mangalorean feast, it proved to be a grand success with large number of people arriving right on time as far as from New Jersey , Pennsylvania and Southern Virginia. The atmosphere at the Upper County ...
The Mangalorean Konkan Christians Association, USA, celebrated its feast of mother Mary with all the festivities and grandeur. Christians all around the world celebrate Mother Mary's birthday with great devotion, whereas in Mangalorean tradition, it is coupled with celebration of new harvest of crops. This feast can be compared to Thanks Giving Day celebrated in North America, where all the family members get together as a family reunion and thank the Lord for His blessings on them...
The Nativity feast ( Monthi Saibinichem Festh) was celebrated by Richard and Christine Lobo and family consecutively for the 12th year in succession today at 13:00 hours at the English Martyrs church, Chalkhill, Wembly London. Dr. Cheryl Lobo welcomed the assemblage and also briefed about the programme of the day. She also gave a brief insight on the theme of the nativity.Rev. Dr. Pius Fidelis Pinto, the managing trustee of Samanvaya Managlore was the celebrant...
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Orwell Fernandes, India Sep 2, 2013
sarvank morie mai chen bhagi fest magta. this set 8 I m publishing story about monti fest.
Joseph Pinto, India Oct 7, 2008
Can mangalorean.com publish a small piece on the origin of Monthi Fest and how a Mangalorean can celebrate it?
santhosh sequeira, India Sep 22, 2008
Hi Mangalorean.com, wish u all the success. Thousands of thanks for u people for making us to see monti fest of all over world celebration. this is very good coverage. hope this will continue in u r future process.. all the best mangalorean.com...long live....long live...+
Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi, India Sep 9, 2008
It is a great tradition followed by Christians all over the world. It gives me a good feeling to see the festivities around.

Great coverage by Team Mangalorean.

Greetings to all my friends here.

 
 
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