LEBANESE HERITAGE DAY
Easton, PA — On Saturday, August 5th from 5 pm until midnight and Sunday, August 6th from 11 am until 10 pm, the parish community of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Easton, PA will celebrate its 40th annual Lebanese Heritage Day festival.
The festival was established in 1978 to recognize and commemorate the rich traditions of the Lebanese-American community in Easton.
Rain or shine, Lebanese Heritage Day has become one of downtown Easton’s leading summer events. Each year, the festival draws thousands of people to the church parking lot at 4th and Ferry Streets, festooned with brightly colored tents and replete with the aroma and sounds of a traditional Lebanese celebration.
In addition to the delectable Lebanese fare, which includes (but certainly is not limited to) hummus (chick pea dip) and tabouli (fresh vegetable and bulgar wheat salad) and grilled items such as shish kabob and chicken with garlic sauce, the grounds come alive this year with live Arabic music.
The highlight of the weekend, however, is the performances of the children’s ethnic dance troupes on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
There are also lots of enjoyable things to do for the entire family, such as children’s activities and games, souvenir shopping and much, much more.
This year’s annual raffle will feature a Grand Prize of $10,000.