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Traditional street food festival in Old Saida

11-4-2018

The Tourism and Heritage Committee of the Municipality of Saida and the South Commission at the Muslim Scouts organized on Sunday the first-ever traditional and street food festival at the Old City’s Bab al Serail square. The festival which saw the participation of several community organizations and tourism and heritage associations showcased a collection from popular dishes and traditional desserts, with a generous 10-metre-long table that served the famous confection, Raha Halkum. The festival also organized tours of the neighborhoods and old city landmarks to explore the origin of Saida’s cuisine. On the occasion, Kamel Kozbor, head of the tourism and heritage committee, representing mayor Mohamad Saoud, said the initiative honors the city as a beacon of tourism and heritage in the country, thanks to the efforts of the municipality and the Saida community. For his part, the media committee coordinator, Ghassan Hankeer, said the event brings together all the Sidonians, residents of the suburbs and festival goers to celebrate old food and revive the splendor the city. (Al Mustaqbal, April 11, 2018)

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