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The Artas Folklore Center Announces the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Sunday, April 22

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 08.04.2012:

Announcement of the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival (below image) [[picture:”.” ID:435]] Photo copyright by James Prinias 2006The Artas Folklore Center is pleased to announce that the Eighteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2012 From 9:30 To 4. This year, for the first time in Palestine, a “Moving Festival.” In this one-day Festival Hike along the Artas Folklore Trail from Solomon’s Pools to Artas, hikers will encounter folklore, hospitality, and agricultural traditions en route. An optional home-cooked meal is available for 50 NIS by reservation only. The festival is open to organizations who have been invited to bring a group. For individuals who have their heart set on coming, we will post a list of organizations who will take members of the general public soon. The festival is funded by the Consulate General Of France in Jerusalem and is under the sponsorship of the Governor Of Bethlehem, Abdel Fattah Hama’el. It is offered in cooperation with the Arab Educational Institute-Open Windows, Masar Ibrahim El Khalil, Palestine Wildlife Society, Phoenix and Stefan Szepesi, with special thanks to Solomon’s Pools Resort And Convention Center. For help in finding a group, to bring a group yourself, or other queries contact Fadi Sanad: MOBILE: 0599679492 (ARABIC) Leyla Zuaiter: PHONE AND FAX (02)-673 4307; 050 250 9514TEST YOUR ARTAS I.Q. WITH THE ARTAS CHALLENGE QUIZ See what you can find on the Artas Folklore Center Subsite. From the navigation pane at left, select “Our Partners” and then “Artas Folklore Center.”

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