Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Taybeh Christian Palestinian Village Festival

Taybeh October Fest Set September 16 & 17, 2006
Press Release
May 26, 2006
By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.
From the highest mountain region in Palestine, Taybeh, will one more time take a leading role in making history. Asking people to escape from the city and their busy schedule for a day of fun in the small village of Taybeh (near Ramallah) known as Biblical Ephraim noted as one of the most ancient places in Palestine. The Taybeh October Fest 2005 was such a great success that the reflection of democracy and diversity in Palestine will be expressed this Fall,
Sept 16 & 17, 2006 for the 2006 Taybeh October Fest, 11 am to 7 pm
aimed at boosting the collapsed economy by supporting local products such as beer, oil, honey, yogurt, peace lamps, embroidery, and olive wood produced by local small business and three women cooperatives.
Making Taybeh famous in Biblical times was Christ’s visit before his crucifixion (John 11:54) but in modern times, master brewer Nadim C. Khoury made Taybeh famous not just by placing it on the map but by producing the first Palestinian product to be franchised and produced in Germany under the Taybeh Beer license.
Also, the most magnificent site in Taybeh is the Byzantine ruins of St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Don’t miss "Octoberfest" Palestinian style, Sep 16 & 17, 2006, in Taybeh, Palestine.
The Festival is the cooperative work of the Taybeh municipality and its mayor David Canaan Khoury, three women’s organizations, the three local parishes, the Taybeh Brewing Company, Olive Branch Foundation, Taybeh Scouts, and the Society of Christian Heritage in the Holy Land initiating a new tradition in Palestine to support local products and hoping that other towns can emulate an effort to support and celebrate specific products throughout Palestine.
Taybeh Municipality Tel: (02) 289 8436
Fax: 289 8616
Festival Coordinator: Dr. Maria C. Khoury
Mobile: 054 5 465 845
0599 318 347