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WELCOME TO ARTAS
   
submitted by Artas Folklore Center
03.04.2012



So near to Bethlehem, and yet so far– valley of encounters, village of jinn, long guest list of legendary figures, inclusive religious heritage, beautiful nature-Artas incorporates the heritage of succeeding civilizations from ancient times to the present in archeological sites in a natural setting, preserved village architecture and the living folklore of its inhabitants. Come find out why so many people come here looking for one thing, and leave with quite another.

JUST FOR FUN BEFORE WE GET STARTED
**TEST YOUR ARTAS I.Q.**





PRELIMINARIES
**WEBSITE TIPS****CONTACT US**
**MAP AND DIRECTIONS**



GUARDIANS OF THE HERITAGE - THE ARTAS FOLKLORE CENTER
**MUSA SANAD, VISIONARY FOUNDER OF THE ARTAS FOLKLORE CENTER**
**MORE ABOUT THE ARTAS FOLKLORE CENTER**




COME FOR THE MAGIC
**THE MAGIC OF ARTAS**
**TOURISM AND RECREATION**
**ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL**



STAY FOR THE CULTURE
**FOLKLORE AND ARTAS**
**VILLAGE POET AMINALLAH AYESH**
**JINN AND ARTAS **
**AGRICULTURE IN ARTAS**
**WOMEN AND ARTAS**
**ARTAS WEDDING**




EXPLORE, REVIEW AND REFLECT
**EXPLORE PHOTOESSAYS ON ARTAS**
**PURCHASE BEAUTIFUL ARTAS NOTEBOOKS**
**VIEW VIDEOS OF ARTAS AND THE ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL**
**VIEW VINTAGE PHOTOS OF ARTAS**
**VIST ARTAS IN SPIRIT OF SUMUD, PALESTINE-FAMILY.NET EXHIBITION BY JAMES PRINEAS**
** SEE POSTERS OF THE ARTAS FOLKLORE CENTER**



GO DEEPER
**READ MORE ABOUT ARTAS**
**GENEALOGY AND ORAL HISTORY MATTERS IN ARTAS**






VISIT ARTAS
Artas offers much of interest to tourists, from simple country rambles,to in-depth explorations of its rich and unique heritage. The annual lettuce festival is not to be missed. But any time is a good time to visit Artas and have a leisurely tour of the village or enjoy an authentic Palestinian meal in the Old Village House/Museum.You can even stay overnight and have a private folklore show.The only thing is that you need to let us know you're coming. To arrange your custom tours of Artas, contact the Artas Folklore Center: See "Contact Us" for current contact information.


Photo copyright James Prineas

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