On October 8, 2011 at the Odessa Sea Port was held Ethnic Festival “The Wreath of the Danube” with the support of the European Union in the framework of the “Romania – Ukraine, Moldova 2007 – 2013”. Participators were representatives almost of all ethnic groups living in Odessa and the Odessa region. At the festival it was possible to learn the art and traditions, to listen the folk music from different ethnic groups. The Representatives of the Arab culture were the Committee for the Protection of the rights and freedoms “Shield” headed by President Saleh Daguer and activists of the Committee.
One of the actions of the festival was a competition of “Master of folk cuisine.” The jury and the many guests were presented the different national cuisines. Arabian foods prepared and presented by representatives of the Committee for the Protection of the rights and freedoms “Shield.” All participants were worthy of their national dishes, and all together in a solemn ceremony were awarded certificates and statuettes with a commemorative engraving.