Dates

April 5th to 20th 2017

Nablus city is located in the heart of Palestine and was built on a long valley lies between mountains of Jerzim (south) and Eibal (north). The city stands over a huge reservoir of natural spring water and fountains. Nablus valley extends up to Jordan River to the east, and Wadi Al-Tuffah up to Alexander River to the west. The north mountains extend to Marj Ibn Amer valley in Jenin, while those of the south are directly connected with mountains of Jerusalem without any natural borders.

Nablus and its culture enjoy a certain renown throughout the Palestinian Territories and the Arab world with significant and unique contributions to Palestinian culture, cuisine and costume.

Nabulsi, meaning "from Nablus", is used to describe items such as handicrafts (e.g. Nabulsi soap) and food products (e.g. Nabulsi cheese) that are made in Nablus or in the traditional Nablus style.

Nablus costume was of a distinctive style that employed colorful combinations of various fabrics. Due to its position as important trade center with a flourishing souk ("market"), in late 19th century, there was a large choice of fabrics available in the city, from Damascus and Aleppo silk to Manchester cottons and calicos.

A siniyyeh of Kanafeh Nablus is one of the Palestinian cities that sustained elite classes, fostering the development of a culture of "high cuisine", such as that of Damascus or Baghdad. The city is home to a number of food products well known throughout the Levant, the Arab world and the former provinces of the Ottoman Empire. Kanafeh is the most famed Nabulsi sweet. Originating in Nablus during the 15th century, by 1575, its recipe was exported throughout the Ottoman Empire — which controlled Palestine at the time. Though it is now made throughout the Middle East, to the present day, kanafeh Nabulsi enjoys continued fame, partly due to its use of a white-brine cheese called jibneh Nabulsi.

Organized By
Project Hope Nablus Municipality

Main Sponsors

Ministry of Culture A M Qattan Foundation Al-kamandjati Bank of Palestine
Kia  Trust International Insurance United Motor Trade Palestinian Performing Arts Network
   
PCP Music Harvest    
Sponsors
An-Najah National University  Nablus Foreningen Stavanger Kommune French Palestine Solidarity Association Amitie Lille-Naplouse
Nedco Ethno Palestine Médecins Sans Frontières Nablus-Initiative Nuremberg Lucky Babe
Partners
Dar Al Funoon Al-Yasmeen Hotel MCRC   Abna'a Um Saa'd Forum Nablus Governorate
Boulder Nablus Le Philistin Social Development Center Palestine Festival Of Literature The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music
The Danish House In Palestine Danish Film Institute Filmlab Palatine Representative Office of Denmark Bait Al Sham restaurant and hotel
Najah Broadcasting Channel Nablus Cultural Center Palestinian Cultural Enlightenment Forum Yafa Cultural Center Tariq Al-Mahabe Radio
Zatoun Firefly International Diwan Voyage Karakeeb media production Qusra Municipality
Child Cultural Center Mariam Hashim Center For Culinary Arts Visit Palestine Al Sha'abeya Library Al-Ayyam Press
Dooz Kulturrådet Music Norway PalEvent Hebron Municipality
   
Saleem Afandi  Aez Hawwa' Nablus Circus School Najah News
 
Najah Voice Maan News Palestine TV