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Artas Folklore Troupe Greeting Guests at the 2006 Artas Lettuce Festival

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 09.04.2006:


The Artas Folklore Troupe went all out to meet their guests at the Artas Lettuce Festival and proud to have a chance to show off their dancing skills. Original Content Creator: James Prineas

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Boys and Men Dancing in the streets

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 08.04.2006:


This picture was taken during the Artas Lettuce Festival, which went on over 3 days in April 2006. Such was the enthusiasm of the participants that they regularly broke into dance, even when they had left the stage. Original Content Creator: James Prineas

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Dancing Girls

Contributed by Palestine Family.net on 08.04.2006:


Girls dancing as part of the 2006 Artas Festival. Original Content Creator: James Prineas

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Artas Lettuce Festival Program 2006

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 01.04.2006:


The natural and cultural heritage of the Artas valley is one of the themes of this year's Artas Lettuce Festival as shown in the festival poster. Since the Lettuce Festival was established 12 years ago, many more such agricultural festivals have come to be associated with certain towns or villages at certai(...)

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Village of Mazra’a Qibliyeh Welcomes Guests

Contributed by Paltour News on 15.03.2006:


The former Mukhtar, Abu Hisham Shreiteh, Mayor, Saeed Shreiteh and members of Zaitouna, a municipality comprising MazraĆ” al Qibliyeh and Shkheidem, welcome guests from the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Hospitality in Mazra’a Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 15.03.2006:


Men from Mazra'a Qibliyeh distribute delicious home-made Mussakhen baked in the village taboun oven to visitors from the Arab Educational Institute/Bethlehem, serving as a living example of hospitality, the theme of the trip. All of the fieldtrips of the Arab Educational Institute are designed to help partic(...)

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Zaghagreet in Mazra’a Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 15.03.2006:


This woman on a trip to Mazra'a Qibliyeh with the Arab Educational Institute/Bethlehem breaks out in a zaghageet, or ululation, accompanied by a traditional type of chant, in which she expresses her happiness. A look at the faces of the other women is all that is needed to see that they feel the same way at (...)

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Pleasing Imperfection in Mazra’a Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 15.03.2006:


Women from the Arab Educational Institute/Bethlehem encounter women from Mazra'a Qibliyeh in this village house renovated by RIWAQ. One of the charms of such houses is the pleasing irregularities and odd corners, as seen here in the vaulted ceiling. Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Women and Children in Mazra’a Qibliyeh

Contributed by Paltour News on 15.03.2006:


Women and children draw chairs near to the renovated town square to hear their mayor speak to visitors from the Arab Educational Institute in Bethlehem Original Content Creator: Leyla Zuaiter

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Two Children among Artifacts

Contributed by Paltour News on 14.03.2006:


These two children dressed in traditional dress enliven the household artifacts surrounding them in this renovated house in Mazra'a Qibliyeh.

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