Guwahati: Guwahati, the doorstep of Northeast India, came alive with a unique event called ‘Sunday Souk’ recently. The three-day festival, held between February 8 and 10, brought together shopping and fun, all under one roof. It found instant takers among families and youngsters alike.
The highlight of the festival was the various stalls offering unique, quirky and innovative products, ranging from jewelry, apparels, home decor and shoes to bags, art & craft items, among others.
Apart from shopping, visitors had a taste of some mouthwatering delicacies from some of the best restaurants and eateries from the region.
Also on offer were an array of entertainment and fun activities such as ‘Big Mic’, cosplay, street art, live indie music bands, speaker sessions and workshops, making it a wholesome affair.
Among the speakers who graced the occasion were Anghuman Sharma, Raktim Gutam, Mythili Hazarika, Moksh, Satyakee D’Com Bhuyan, Sanjive Narayan, Darshana Sengupta and Shirshendu Sekhar Das, among others.
The word ‘souk’ here is used as a synonym to denote flea markets which are usually operated in an outdoor facility and may charge shoppers a minimal fee to enter the premises. And ‘Sunday’ automatically brings in good feelings of relaxation and fun activities compared to any other day, said one of the organisers of the event.
Supporting various causes like waste management and recycling, organ donation, rescue missions and many others, Sunday Souk is also a pop-up fest where anyone can visit with friends and family to relax.
“We definitely plan to do it again and in multiple locations too as we have a lot of happy stalls who want to associate with us and be with us,” said Monalisa Chetia, founder of Sunday Souk.
The event was participated by people from all sections of society.
“There is something for everyone participating to make it the best weekend the city has ever experienced,” Chetia added.