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Program and Directions to Artas Included BelowSeventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival ‏2011‏‏ Under the Sponsorship of the Prime Minister, Doctor Salam Fayad Program of Performances, Spring Hike and Directions to Artas FollowThursday April 14 and Friday April 15, 2011 TWO DAYS OF FOLKLORE, FOOD AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Debkeh Performances and Competitions, Palestinian Fashion Show, Palestinian Wedding, Music and Song, Drama and Humor, Crafts, Food, Visits to the Folklore Museum and Convent of the Hortus Conclusus, Spring Hike in the Artas Valley and Lots of Lettuce Opening Ceremony: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:30 in the Artas Valley Your Presence Provides Moral and Material Support to the Palestinian Farmer!____________SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FIRST DAY MORNING OFFICIAL OPENING APRIL 14, 2011Time Piece Participants 10:30 Assembly at Festival Site 11:00 Festival Opening 11:05 Palestinian National Anthem11:07 Moment of Silence for the Fallen 11:09 Traditional Artas Greeting Artas Villagers 11: 16 A Word from the Village Council 11:22 Debkeh Ahya Al Turath Troupe 11:30 A Word from the Governor 11:36 Poetry Aman Allah Ayesh 11:46 A Word from the Ministry of Agriculture 11:52 Group Singing Arab Educational Institute 12:05 A Word from the Ministry of Culture 12:11 Debkeh Beit Ummar Troupe 12:19 A Word from Artas Folklore Center 12:25 Folksongs Abd Abu Rayan 12:35 Debkeh Hussan Troupe 12:44 Palestinian Fashion Show Al Awdeh Girls High School 12:54 Distribution of Lettuce 1:00 Opening of Exhibits and Farmer’s Markets SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FIRST DAY THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2011 AFTERNOONTime Piece Participants 04:00 Evening Performances Begin 04:00 Debkeh Kazar Troupe 04:20 Play Al Awdeh Girls High School 04:40 Debkeh Surif Troupe 05:00 Folksongs Abd Abu Rayan 05:20 Debkeh Artas Troupe 05:30 Play Al Ain Theater 05:40 Debkeh Khader Troupe 06:00 Open Stage 06:30 End of the First Day’s Activities Distribution of Certificates of AppreciationFor more information and photos about Artas and previous festivals see www.palestine-family.net-Our Partners-Artas Folklore CenterOr call Leyla at 0522292782 or 6734307  SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL*PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES SECOND DAY FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 Activity Site Time Type of ActivitySolomon’s Pools, Artas 8:00 Assembly at Solomon’s Pools for Spring Hike 8:30 First Part of Tourist Trail ”Artas Springا 9:30 Opening of Exhibits and Farmer’s Market 10:00 Recreational Activities for ChildrenArtas 11:00 Rest Stop, Lunch for Participants on HikeArtas Valley 12:00 Continuation of Spring Hike to Herodiom for those who wish.1:00 Palestinian Wedding 1:30 Folk Singing 2:00 Debkeh Competition Artas Stage 3:00 Performancee 3:30 Comedic Sketch 3:30 Approximately Bus or Taxi to return Hikers to Bethlehem or Artas 4:00 Drama* 4:30 Poetry 4:45 Continuation of Debkeh Competition 6:00 End of the Activities of the Second DayHiker’s Schedule in ItalicsSEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 SPRING HIKE ARTAS TO HERODIUM 8-3:30Experience Artas’s unique ecosystem and traces of its past from prehistory to the present, see its hidden links to Jerusalem and Herodium, enjoy its living folklore , meet its friendly people and learn about famous foreign visitors and residents, enjoy the breathtaking view of the convent across the valley, and eat its famous lettuce. Learn why Artas is the most documented village in Palestine!Meeting Point: Solomon’s Pools 8:00 We set out at 8:30 for Artas passing en route the Murad Fortress, Solomon’s Pools, Saleh Spring, Pine Forests, Prehistoric Cave, Attan Spring, Um Ayub, Etam, Khirbet Aytam, Deir el Banat, the “Wall”, Wadi Abu Umeira. In Artas we seen the Hortus Conclusus Convent, the Artas Spring, the “Sitt” Louisa Baldensperger House and more. There will be an opportunity to visit Craft Stalls,Farmer’s Markets and the Artas Folklore Museum before we continue our hike through Wadi Khreitoun, the Ta’amreh Arabs and Herodium. The entrance fee to Herodium is not included in the price. Buses or taxis will take hikers back to Bethlehem or Artas. Sites and Schedule are subject to modification.. Spring Hike: Regular Price 50 NIS Students: 30 NIS Discount for Groups Optional Palestinian Meal (Musakken): 50 NIS must be ordered in advance. Call Leyla for more information and to order your meal by Wednesday, April 13, 2011One of the first cultural centers to be licensed by the Palestinian Authority, the Artas Folklore Center, famous for its Annual Lettuce Festival, is at the forefront of innovative projects to preserve the living legacy of one of the oldest, most beautiful and most documented villages in Palestine located at a crossroads of civilizations and ecosystems. Through its research center, tourism and recreation programs and community outreach programs, it strives to document, preserve and promote the rich natural and cultural heritage of the beautiful village of Artas and pass it on to new generations of local and foreign visitors.

Contributed by Leyla Zuaiter on 09.04.2011:

Program and Directions to Artas Included BelowSeventeenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival ‏2011‏‏ Under the Sponsorship of the Prime Minister, Doctor Salam Fayad Program of Performances, Spring Hike and Directions to Artas FollowThursday April 14 and Friday April 15, 2011 TWO DAYS OF FOLKLORE, FOOD AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Debkeh Performances and Competitions, Palestinian Fashion Show, Palestinian Wedding, Music and Song, Drama and Humor, Crafts, Food, Visits to the Folklore Museum and Convent of the Hortus Conclusus, Spring Hike in the Artas Valley and Lots of Lettuce Opening Ceremony: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:30 in the Artas Valley Your Presence Provides Moral and Material Support to the Palestinian Farmer!____________SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FIRST DAY MORNING OFFICIAL OPENING APRIL 14, 2011Time Piece Participants 10:30 Assembly at Festival Site 11:00 Festival Opening 11:05 Palestinian National Anthem11:07 Moment of Silence for the Fallen 11:09 Traditional Artas Greeting Artas Villagers 11: 16 A Word from the Village Council 11:22 Debkeh Ahya Al Turath Troupe 11:30 A Word from the Governor 11:36 Poetry Aman Allah Ayesh 11:46 A Word from the Ministry of Agriculture 11:52 Group Singing Arab Educational Institute 12:05 A Word from the Ministry of Culture 12:11 Debkeh Beit Ummar Troupe 12:19 A Word from Artas Folklore Center 12:25 Folksongs Abd Abu Rayan 12:35 Debkeh Hussan Troupe 12:44 Palestinian Fashion Show Al Awdeh Girls High School 12:54 Distribution of Lettuce 1:00 Opening of Exhibits and Farmer’s Markets SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FIRST DAY THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2011 AFTERNOONTime Piece Participants 04:00 Evening Performances Begin 04:00 Debkeh Kazar Troupe 04:20 Play Al Awdeh Girls High School 04:40 Debkeh Surif Troupe 05:00 Folksongs Abd Abu Rayan 05:20 Debkeh Artas Troupe 05:30 Play Al Ain Theater 05:40 Debkeh Khader Troupe 06:00 Open Stage 06:30 End of the First Day’s Activities Distribution of Certificates of AppreciationFor more information and photos about Artas and previous festivals see www.wordpress-230236-736489.cloudwaysapps.com-Our Partners-Artas Folklore CenterOr call Leyla at 0522292782 or 6734307  SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL*PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES SECOND DAY FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 Activity Site Time Type of ActivitySolomon’s Pools, Artas 8:00 Assembly at Solomon’s Pools for Spring Hike 8:30 First Part of Tourist Trail ”Artas Springا 9:30 Opening of Exhibits and Farmer’s Market 10:00 Recreational Activities for ChildrenArtas 11:00 Rest Stop, Lunch for Participants on HikeArtas Valley 12:00 Continuation of Spring Hike to Herodiom for those who wish.1:00 Palestinian Wedding 1:30 Folk Singing 2:00 Debkeh Competition Artas Stage 3:00 Performancee 3:30 Comedic Sketch 3:30 Approximately Bus or Taxi to return Hikers to Bethlehem or Artas 4:00 Drama* 4:30 Poetry 4:45 Continuation of Debkeh Competition 6:00 End of the Activities of the Second DayHiker’s Schedule in ItalicsSEVENTEENTH ANNUAL ARTAS LETTUCE FESTIVAL 2011 FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 SPRING HIKE ARTAS TO HERODIUM 8-3:30Experience Artas’s unique ecosystem and traces of its past from prehistory to the present, see its hidden links to Jerusalem and Herodium, enjoy its living folklore , meet its friendly people and learn about famous foreign visitors and residents, enjoy the breathtaking view of the convent across the valley, and eat its famous lettuce. Learn why Artas is the most documented village in Palestine!Meeting Point: Solomon’s Pools 8:00 We set out at 8:30 for Artas passing en route the Murad Fortress, Solomon’s Pools, Saleh Spring, Pine Forests, Prehistoric Cave, Attan Spring, Um Ayub, Etam, Khirbet Aytam, Deir el Banat, the “Wall”, Wadi Abu Umeira. In Artas we seen the Hortus Conclusus Convent, the Artas Spring, the “Sitt” Louisa Baldensperger House and more. There will be an opportunity to visit Craft Stalls,Farmer’s Markets and the Artas Folklore Museum before we continue our hike through Wadi Khreitoun, the Ta’amreh Arabs and Herodium. The entrance fee to Herodium is not included in the price. Buses or taxis will take hikers back to Bethlehem or Artas. Sites and Schedule are subject to modification.. Spring Hike: Regular Price 50 NIS Students: 30 NIS Discount for Groups Optional Palestinian Meal (Musakken): 50 NIS must be ordered in advance. Call Leyla for more information and to order your meal by Wednesday, April 13, 2011One of the first cultural centers to be licensed by the Palestinian Authority, the Artas Folklore Center, famous for its Annual Lettuce Festival, is at the forefront of innovative projects to preserve the living legacy of one of the oldest, most beautiful and most documented villages in Palestine located at a crossroads of civilizations and ecosystems. Through its research center, tourism and recreation programs and community outreach programs, it strives to document, preserve and promote the rich natural and cultural heritage of the beautiful village of Artas and pass it on to new generations of local and foreign visitors.

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Paul Star

on 26.03.2012

Can anyone tell me the dates and the program of the 2012 Artas Lettuce Festival?