Halifax embraces Lebanese culture

June 12, 2018 by  

The 17th annual Halifax Lebanese Festival is taking place next month for four days.

The festival is a celebration of Lebanese culture and will feature authentic foods such as falafel (deep fried chickpeas) and hummus (a chickpea dip), traditional folk dancing and music. Among those who will be performing this year are Cinthia Baroud (from The Voice) and the Hafli/Lebanese Party.

There will be junior and senior Dabke dance performances, several showings of the documentary film ‘Journey through Lebanon’, a tour of St. Antonio’s Church and a raffle that will be drawn at the end of the festival.

Guests can shop at the Artisan gift shop for a variety of Lebanese-related merchandise, take a break in the Al-Arz Café and compete in the Lebanese Expertise game show. There will also be a raffle, Lebanese trivia contests and a cooking demonstration by Chef M. Khoury. In addition, singers can take part in blind auditions for The Voice.

The festival will give Halifax residents an idea of what Lebanese culture is and allow them to get closer to their neighbors. Organizers often invest in flyer printing services to advertise such festivals in the local community.

The Halifax Lebanese Festival will be held at the Olympic Community Centre from July 5 to 8. Admission is free of charge. To learn more about this festival, call 902-422-5056.