Culture

The Lebanese Festival in Halifax – Lebanese Music, Dance, Shops


Our Folkloric Dance – Dabke

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Enjoy the artistry and rhythm of our Lebanese Festival Folkloric Dance Groups, as they perform in traditional costumes all weekend long.


Traditional Instruments – Derbake

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The Derbake is a hand drum that is at the core of all traditional Lebanese dance. It is played while resting under the arm or between the legs, using fingertips and the palm of the hands.

 


Live Entertainment – Hafli

Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening for live music including a traditional Lebanese Band and Singer!


Church Tours and Souvenir Shops

Tour our newly constructed church with its beautiful architecture to learn about our faith.

Visit the Sisters from the Monastery of the Virgin Mary (Quebec) for hand crafted souvenirs including icons, jewelry, and award winning cheese!

  • Performance Times & Locations

    THURSDAY JULY 7th

    4:00 pm - Festival Commences
    Euro Cup Semi Finals
    5:00 pm - Lebanese Expertise - Game Show
    6:00 pm - Journey Through Lebanon - Documentary
    7:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies
    8:30 pm - DJ Roy Live ft. Elie and Migel

    FRIDAY JULY 8th

    11:00 am - Festival Commences
    12:00 pm - Journey Through Lebanon - Documentary
    1:00 pm - Tour of St. Antonios Church
    2:00 pm - Briek Competition - Water jug drinking
    3:00 pm - Lebanese Expertise - Game Show
    4:00 pm - Teach Me How to Dabke - Lebanese dance lesson
    5:00 pm - Dabke: Junior Performances - Folk dances
    6:00 pm - The Voice: Blind Auditions - Singing Competition
    7:30 pm - Dabke: Senior Performances - Folk dances
    8:00 pm - Ghanou Ma3na, 'Sing Along' - Game Show
    8:30 pm - DJ Roy Live ft. Elie and Migel
    9:30 pm - Open Air Party - Roger Helou ft. Live Band

    SATURDAY JULY 9th

    11:00 am - Festival Commences
    Journey Through Lebanon - Documentary
    12:00 pm - Cooking Lebanese with Chef M.Khoury
    1:00 pm - Tour of St. Antonios Church
    2:00 pm - Lebanese to American - Ancestry Expert A.Ross MacKay
    3:00 pm - Teach Me How to Dabke - Lebanese dance lesson
    4:00 pm - Dabke: Junior Performances - Folk dances
    5:00 pm - Lebanese Wine Tasting - Limited Seats
    6:00 pm - Lebanese Expertise - Game Show
    7:00 pm - Dabke: Senior Performances - Folk dances
    8:00 pm - DJ Roy Live ft. Elie and Migel
    9:30 pm - Open Air Party - Roger Helou ft. Live Band

    SUNDAY JULY 10th

    11:00 am - Festival Commences
    Journey Through Lebanon - Documentary
    12:00 pm - Lebanese to American - Ancestry Expert A.Ross MacKay
    1:00 pm - Tour of St. Antonios Church
    2:30 pm - Teach Me How to Dabke - Lebanese dance lesson
    3:30 pm - Dabke: Junior Performances - Folk dances
    4:00 pm - Euro Cup Final
    5:30 pm - The Voice - Battle Rounds and Finale - Singing Competition
    7:00 pm - Dabke: Senior Performances - Folk dances
    7:30 pm - Closing Ceremonies
    Lottery Draw
    8:30 pm - DJ Roy Live ft. Elie and Migel
    9:30 pm - Open Air Party - Roger Helou ft. Live Band
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