Faqous Festival in Beit Sahour 21 – 22.06.2012

Visitor Information Center would like to present the Faqous Festival 2012, which is going to take place in Beit Sahour during 21st and 22nd of June 2012 in Ush Gurab park.

What is Faqous???

Faqous is a delicious variety of cucumber. The town of Beit Sahour is famous for the small fields of boasting rows of faqous plants, which are plentiful across the town.

Faqous Festival

Every year, in cooperation with the Municipality of Beit Sahour, the Palestinian Wildlife Society organizes the Faqous Festival. Visit Beit Sahour and take part in the festival!!

The Faqous Festival includes dabkeh performances, bird watching and nature hikes with the Palestine Wildlife Society, tasty faqous recipes and other cultural activities.

What more to see in Beit Sahour?

Beit Sahour is famous for its Shepherd’s Fields – the place where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the shepherds and asked them to follow the star to the Nativity Grotto in Bethlehem, the place of Jesus’ birth. Towns of Bethlehem and Beit Sahour is just next to Bethlehem – the towns are joined together.

The above picture shows a view from the Greek Orthodox Shepherds’ Fields: An ancient Byzantine column, art of a monastery and olive trees in the background dating to the times of Jesus Christ. Do not miss it when visiting Beit Sahour!


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