Olive Trees play a very significant role in the Palestinian Tradition. They have been always considered both an indispensable element of Palestinian livelihood and a symbolic token of peace and prosperity.
The months of October and November mark the Olive Harvest season in Palestine. It is a very joyful time and brings a lot of festivals in all over the country. In Bethlehem, we are going to celebrate it on the 3rd of November 2012 on the Manger Square, from the morning till the evening. Visitor Information Center would like to invite you to our city at that day, as it is going to be a time full of interesting events and attractions!!
The 12th Olive Harvest Festival is an event which is going to feature: Olives, Olive Oil, Wood, Soap, Traditional Food, Tile Making, Embroidery & Palestinian Folkloric Shows. There will be a traditional market in the heart of Bethlehem – the Manger Square, and plenty of interesting performances. Most of the shows are prepared by the school students of Bethlehem and surroundings. There are going to be multiple performances of Dabkeh, which is the traditional Palestinian dance.
Visitor Information Center wishes you a great time in Bethlehem! 🙂