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Schedule and Program of the Artas Lettuce Festival April 7-8, 2006
submitted by Artas Folklore Center

Artas Folklore Center and the Palestine Wildlife Society Invite you to the

Twelfth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Thursday, April 6: 1:30-6- and Friday April 7, 2006 9-6
in the Enclosed Garden, Artas

Nature and Heritage Hikes Folklore Shows, Art and Photographic Exhibits, Palestine-Family.Net Demonstrations; Crafts, Books and Food Sales, Guided Visits to the Museum

Opening in the Presence of Salah Taamari

Funded by the British Consulate Jerusalem


Thursday, April 6:
1:30 Opening Speeches with Oral and Musical folklore interludes in presence of Salah Taamari

2:00- 6:00 Exhibits and Stalls Open ; Folklore Shows

6-8 Special Dinner and Folklore Show for groups by reservation

Friday, April 7,
9-7 Exhibits and Stalls,
10-2 Easy Nature and Heritage Hike from Solomon’s Pools to Artas guided by Emad Atrash, Director Palestine Wildlife Society —bird watching, flora and fauna, archeological and cultural sites (By reservation);

2-3 Traditional Palestinian Meal: reservation required;

3-6 Folklore Shows
Travel from Jerusalem and back provided by Daher Travel in vans or buses by arrangement. (Fee applies) Inquiries and reservations: (Leyla Zuaiter 673 43 07 052 2 292 782)

Folkore and Music*Poetry

Poetry Reading:
Aminallah Ayesh Artas Poet*

Folklore Presentations
Ataba, Zaghel: JafraArtas Folklore Troupe
Dekba: Artas Folklore Troupe* Hussan Folklore Troupe* Khaimeh Folklore Troupe, Dehaisheh *YWCA East Jerusalem Debka Troupe,
Music on Traditional Palestinian Instruments :: Artas Folklore Troupe
Traditional Turkish singing accompanied by Saz, Mahmut Dogan, Ali Arslan,Turkish Cultural Center
Girl’s Percussion Group Dehaisheh Elementary School for Girls
Fashion Show of Regional Palestinian Thobs Awda High School for Girls, Bethlehem

Historical Photos of Artas by Hilma Granqvist: Palestine Exploration Fund, London
Palestine-Family.Net Demonstrations: James Prineas, Australia/Berlin
Books on Artas and Palestinian Heritage: Educational Bookshop, Jerusalem:
Photos of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Palestine::Palestine Wildlife Society
Paintings by Palestinian Artists: Adnan Zbeideh, Baha Ayesh, Ramzi Yazen

Stalls: Books*Embroidery*Home made snacks and preserved goods

Crafts Demonstrations
Olive Wood Yusef Abdel Kareem, Artas *Plaster plaques Nidal Fahmy, Artas

Fresh Palestinian Bread Baked on the Spot: Taboun*Ishraqj

Nature and Heritage Hike from Solomon’s Pools to Artas Village led by Emad Atrash of Palestine Wildlife Society and Members of the Artas Folklore Center: Birdwatching; Historical and Archeological Sites, Artas History, Folklore and Traditions
And Lots of Lettuce!

Funded By The British Consulate of Jerusalem

With special thanks to the Alexander Hotel, Bethlehem* Arab Educational Institute, Bethlehem*Arab Hotel Association* Artas Student Union* Artas Village Council* Daher Travel* Falestin Naili, Researcher on Artas, Amman *Open Bethlehem*Palestine Heritage Center* Sisters of the Convent of the Enclosed Garden, Artas* Reem Abdel Hadi This Week in Palestine

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