Thursday, March 1, 2012

CAPSA Celebration

March 1, 2012     

      CAPSA is probably one of the largest events sponsored by the base through ticket sales and held once a year.  This event involves the participants dressing up in Arabic clothing, and experiencing the “flavor” of Arabian flair and food, which is where the name Kabsa (the real spelling) is derived. 

      The ambience for CAPSA is all of the vibrant colors, belly dancing, Saudi music and hookah pipe smoking (stemmed instrument for smoking flavored tobacco called shisha). Kabsa is a rice and chicken dish that is the national dish for the Arab states. It is a mixture of spices (nutmeg, saffron, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves), rice (usually long-grain), meat and vegetables.

       With all of the time that went into this event you couldn’t help but have a good time and look forward to what is in store for next year’s CAPSA. I am told that each year is more remarkable than the last!

All the best,

1 comment:

  1. I would love to go to that sounds like a traditional celebration but with the works:)