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Carassauga Festival

Host: Arabic Cultural Club of Ontario (ACCO).
Since 1999, ACCO has been a volunteer organization that promotes educational/ cultural activities and programs that are beneficial to enriching our Canadian multiculturalism by showcasing Lebanon and the Arab World.

(Every Hour on the Hour)

This year’s main show is inspired by “Mawsem Al-Ezz”; a musical play written by Lebanese writers and composers “Rahbani Brothers”. This story was set in a small village, where a groom from a neighboring village is challenged to prove himself worthy for his bride. A series of challenges are performed by both sides of the groom and the bride. The challenges include; dance and dabkeh, rhyming poetry songs (zajal), and finally a weight lifting challenge. If the groom’s side wins the majority of these challenges, the groom will be accepted by the bride’s village to marry his beloved bride. Then a big celebration with a live wedding will go on stage that includes; cultural dabkeh and dances and the festivities of a traditional Lebanese wedding.





A lovely and cute Kids show will include a variety of cultural, figure and cheering dances.


These two shows are presented by “Maysaloun Dance Group”, with performers ranging from the age of 4 to 24 and will run alternatively every hour on Friday from 7:00pm (after opening ceremony) till 11:00pm, Saturday from 1:00pm till 11:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm till 6:00pm (the closing ceremony to follow the last show at six).



A variety of single and group belly dances presented by “Tahira’s Goddess Emerging Dance Studio” will run on the half hour every two hours, with belly dance instructions and lessons.


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There will also be many colourful and informative presentations in the form of posters, paintings , artizana , arts, crafts and documentaries representing our beloved country Lebanon.


We invite you to come and sample our delicious foods. We offer several traditional dishes such as : Tabbouli, Hummus , Stuffed grape leaves, Falafel and chiken Shawarma.
Also, you will enjoy a variety of Middle Eastern sweets as Nammoura and Baklawa.
As part of the Toonie Taste, the Lebanon pavilion will be offering Veggie and spinach pastries, stuffed grape leaf rolls with dip or chicken and beef pastries.


Leeda Aboutarie
Fadi Mansour



Hershey Centre Community Rinks 2
5500 Rose Cherry Place (North of Matheson Blvd East, one block east of Kennedy Rd)

Free Shuttle Bus stops at this pavilion.


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Friday, May 23
7:30 pm - 12:00 midnight

Saturday, May 24
1:00 pm - 12:00 midnight

Sunday, May 25
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm