Holy Land Festival2018-07-09T13:23:34-04:00

Experience the culture and life of the Holy Land at our Annual Holy Land Festival

July 14, 2018 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

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.

  • Dancing & food demonstrations, Arabic calligraphy, authentic Arabic food, handcrafted embroidery, olive wood, soaps & other Holy Land items and exhibits throughout the day.
  • Church and Catacomb tours
  • Garden tours

12:00 p.m.

  • Seminar: “Voices from Bethlehem”
    Presenter: Brother Dominic Smith, FSC, Development Associate at Bethlehem University Foundation
  • Church and Catacomb tour
  • Garden tour

1:00 p.m.

  • Seminar: National Geographic “Restoring the Edicule”
    Presenter: Frederik Hiebert, Archaeologist– in– Residence, National Geographic Society
  • Garden tour
  • Performance by the Magnificat School of Music in Jerusalem

2:00 p.m.

  • Seminar: 800 Years in the Holy Land – A look at the fascinating history of the presence of the Franciscans in the Holy Land with Brother Benjamin Owusu
  • Church and Catacomb tour
  • Garden tour

3:00 p.m.

  • Seminar: “Hope and Partnerships creating Peace in the Holy Land”
    Presenter: Ambassador Michèle Bowe, DM
  • Church and Catacomb tour
  • Garden tour

5:00 p.m.

  • Mass in the main Monastery church

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