tuque /tūk/ n Canadian English, var. toque [19th c. Canadian French, from the French toque, from the Basque tauka] 1 A close-fitting knitted cap, often with a long tapering end or tassel or pompom. 2 fig Something quintessentially Canadian.
souq /sūk/ n from the Arabic سوق var. souk 1 An open-air marketplace. 2 fig A central meeting place for the circulation of news and ideas.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Arab Pride Festival Oct 18 in Toronto

The Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) annual Heritage Day and Arab Pride Festival is this Saturday, October 18 at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. The event promises great food, film screenings, belly dancing workshops, an authentic Souq, and a tribute to the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish [pictured].

Find out more here.

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