Weddings & Celebrations

The Fourteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


The Fourteeth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival took place in Artas from April 10-13, 2008 and was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. Given the great popularity and success of last year's festival, an ambitious program had been planned with the help of the festival partners, among whom the festival tasks were(...)

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A Moment of Silence before the Festivities begin at the Artas Lettuce Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


Before settling down to enjoy a variety of Palestinian performances against the backdrop of the Artas Valley and the Convent of the Hortus Conclusus, spectators at the Fourteenth Annual Lettuc Festival keep a moment of silence to remember Palestine's dead.The festival was opened in the presence of Tahan(...)

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The Crowds at the Artas Lettuce Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


Despite very little advance publicity, the Fourteenth Annual Lettuce Festival word got out somehow, and all the seats were taken in the field next to the village mosque. The overflow sat in tiers on the natural balcony formed by an ancient stone wall. Beyond them, some had a view from a village roof. Origin(...)

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New Star Discovered at the Artas Lettuce Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


The Artas Folklore Center's "Ahya Al Turath" Troupe has long been famous for the authenticity of their dances and the skill of their performers. But between last year's festival and this, they seem to have aquired a mesmerizing new lead dancer--a nephew of Abu Lutfi, the troupe's leader. Original Content Cr(...)

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Abu Lutfi Still Rules at the Artas Folklore Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


Proudly waving the flag, Artas Farmer and the leader of the Artas Folklore Troupe, shows that he is still the boss. Thanks to his devoted efforts, new generations of Artas children learn to respect and to keep alive their heritage.Standing to the side is the moderator who introduced each act. Original Conte(...)

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Debka at the Artas Lettuce Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


There is room for variety in costumes, styles and make-up of Debka troupes, as can be seen by comparing the troupes seen in this collection. In the distance, to the right of the stage can be seen the Artas Cemetery. Original Content Creator: Artas Folklore Center

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Vocal Accompaniment to Debka at the Artas Folklore Festival 2008

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 22.04.2008:


These three graces provide the vocal accompaniment to their dancing colleagues.Behind them can be seen part of the Convent of the Hortus Conclusis, or the Enclosed Garden across the Artas Valley. Original Content Creator: Artas Folklore Center

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