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International Jazz Day 2021

Music/Mohamed Najem Today on April 30th, 2021 the Bethlehem Cultural Festival celebrates International Jazz Day. Bethlehem's star musician Mohamed Najem marks the day from Paris. Mohamed Najem is a Palestinian Clarinetist, Nay player and composer…
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International Dance Day 2021

"In 1982 the Dance Committee of ITI founded International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th April, the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810), the creator of modern ballet. The intention of International…
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World Creativity and Innovation Day

Since 2018, the 21st of April is celebrated internationally as “World Creativity and Innovation Day”.On this day, the Bethlehem Cultural Festival celebrates all the creators and innovators here in Palestine and around the world. Huda…
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Bethlehem Arab Capital of Culture 2021

We'll be streaming the Bethlehem Arab Capital of Culture 2020 opening night tomorrow on our website. To be broadcast live here from 4pm to 6pm UK/6pm to 8pm Palestine time. Sadly postponed due to the…
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World Water Day 2021

Ahead of its main programme of events in December, the second edition of the Bethlehem Cultural Festival wishes to honour throughout 2021 a series of International Days and World Days, with artistic contributions drawn from…
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Day Five, Dish Five: Mujadara

The Mujadara :  Ingredients For 4 people 1 ½ cup of green dry lentils1 tsp of cumin1 tsp of coriander4 red onions2 cups of medium grain rice1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of sugar½ cup of…
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Day Four, Dish Four: Mutabal o Kmaj

Ingredients : 2 large eggplants2 tbs of lemon juice4 tbs of tahini2 garlic cloveBit of salt4 tbs of olive oil½ tsp of coriander ½ tsp of cumin½ tsp of chilly flakes ( optional) Char the eggplant…
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Day Three, Dish Three: Maftoul

" Maftoul or Marma'on as we call it in Bethlehem is a winter dish that I adore. The broth is deep, intense and the maftoul grains resonate the taste of the land. Today I prepared…
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Day Two, Dish Two: Burbara

A special Palestinian recipe from Chef Fadi Kattan... " Burbara celebrates the feast of Saint Barbara. The story says she converted to Christianism and her father was extremely upset. She hid from him in a…
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Day One, Dish One: Musakhan

A special Palestinian recipe from Chef Fadi Kattan..." Musakhan symbolises for me one of those seasonal dishes that celebrate Palestine's terroir and olive oil. What better than to have a musakhan dripping with freshly pressed…
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