Category: Culture

Khalil Gibran – An Endless Tribute

There is something special that comes with poetry and its many spectacular artistic ways of the written word. A similar note could be said for the talents of Gibran Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American artist, poet, & writer. He was a key figure in a literary movement that completely changed Arabic literature in the first half of the twentieth century. As

Snow has fallen: 5 Lebanese Getaways

Oh it’s cold outside! That could only mean one thing, the snow is finally here! It’s the season of skiing, fireplaces, and a whole tub of hot cocoa. If you are looking for a great weekend spot, then you know Lebanon has what you need. Whether you are in the mood for some culture and

Lebanon’s Festive Decorations Go Global

Lebanon has always kept everyone’s expectations high during the merry season of Christmas. With each passing year, the decorations always seem to outdo themselves and the numerous towns put up their yearly trees to give their names a little twinkle. 2016 is definitely living up to the Christmas cheer and festive decorations. Let’s have a look! Byblos

BACK TO THE AGE OF CHOUIEFAT

Traveling down the highway from Beirut towards the south, you will find yourself in a large town called chouiefat. believe me, it wasn’t always such a large city and my childhood summers in the cozy village was always filled with natural scenery, families that knew each other for decades, and heaps of tradition. sit tight and grab a

Fayrouz: The Voice of Lebanon

Even if you weren’t Lebanese, you might have heard the name Fayrouz repeatedly. If you have noticed your friends or family changing their profile pictures on Facebook to include a frame of Lebanon’s beautiful symbol, then you are witnessing a newly appointed celebration of “Fayrouz Month”. Since her birthday falls on November 20, the entire

2000 Years of History: The National Museum of Beirut

Lebanon is booming with culture and whether you’re visiting its great city or currently living here, the National Museum of Beirut is definitely a must-visit. Even if you weren’t a history nut (NUT, get it?), this museum will give you an entirely new take on more than 100,000 ARTiFACTS that are available on display showing our country’s amazing treasures.

Beirut’s Little Bricks of Hope

If you’ve ever taken a stroll down the streets of beirut, you might have noticed some bizarre Legos in the Building cracks or pavements. If you also wondered who put them there, then join the club! It wasn’t until we found a little heart painted on the wall with the name Dispatch Beirut did we realize

The Ancestors of our Ads

How sweet was it when those old jingles from television ads got stuck in our heads? We would sing along whenever our favorite ads came on, clap our little hands to the tune, or beam with excitement whenever Abou Fouad made an appearance. Yes, it is true that the good old days were great –

Maamoul: The Sweet Tradition of Eid

Adha, a Muslim Holiday celebrated around the world, is drawing closer, the families are flying in, the fireworks have begun, and the delicious smell of Mom’s homemade cooking brings a twinkle to our noses. What better way to enjoy this Eid than with a little taste of some Arabic sweets that you would definitely want

The Family that Kept Debes Alive: Al Qobba Press

Lebanon is a country famous for its tradition – whether you are in the mood for something in fashion, music or food, you can always have it. Now everyone knows that we are avid food lovers and always on the hunt for that perfect treat, we think we found it and you will love it