Holy Land Festival 20172018-05-07T08:16:53-04:00

Experience the culture and life of the Holy Land.

 The event will be held July 15, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

on the beautiful grounds of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017

free admission | free parking | festival held indoors in case of rain

Holy Land Festival Fun

Scheduled Activities

Dancing & food demonstrations

Arabic calligraphy


Authentic Arabic food

Handcrafted embroidery, olive wood, soaps & other Holy Land items

Seminars on life in the Holy Land

Tours of the Monastery and gardens, including Holy Land shrines

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Tours of the Monastery/catacombs and gardens (last monastery tour is 3 p.m.)

11 a.m.-5 p.m.: Exhibits, demonstrations and food vendors

11:45 a.m.: Kufiyah Dabke Troupe

12 noon: “Living in Bethlehem”  Graduates of Bethlehem University talk about life in the Holy Land

12:45 p.m.: Kufiyah Dabke Troupe

1 p.m.: “Landmine Removal at the Baptismal Site”

1:45 p.m.: Kufiyah Dabke Troupe

2 p.m.: “Persecution for Religious Beliefs” presentation by Under Caesar’s Sword

3 p.m.: Attaining peace

5 p.m.: Mass in the Monastery


Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America

Archdiocese of Washington

Bethlehem University Foundation

Holy Family Hospital Foundation

Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation

Questions? 202-526-6800 or mail@myfranciscan.com.