Press release

Saturday, 2 July 2011

THE LEBANESE NATIONAL TABBOULEH DAY Edition 2011 www.nationaltabboulehday.com http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121197891505 Since 2001, a yearly national day, celebrated the first Saturday of the month of July (this year the 2nd of July 2011), is dedicated to TABBOULEH. The TABBOULEH is the most famous Lebanese traditional dish, adulated by all the inhabitants of the cedar’s country, and adopted by number of gastronomes in the world. It’s a dish that unites, in a country torn by wars and tensions; a symbolic dish by the diversity of its ingredients: Like the Lebanese nation, its delicate harmony is threatened anytime that one of its components is separated or even neglected, while its colors, green, white and red are those of the Lebanese flag. During this day, Lebanese and their friends everywhere in the world meet in private or in public around this relational dish. It’s an artistic, cultural, gastronomic and touristy feast related to our relation to the peace in the world, and in Lebanon in particular. This year, a big public gathering is organized at Souk el Tayeb that will take place in the Parking of the Beirut Exhibition Center at BIEL (Downtown - Beirut), where there will be public savoring and competitions of the best TABBOULEH from 10:30 am to 11:30 am (www.soukeltayeb.com). Let's celebrate all together the next NATIONAL TABBOULEH DAY that will take place on Saturday July 2, 2011. Contacts: Ricardo Mbarkho : ricardombarkho@gmail.com / 03 717703 Kamal Mouzawak : kamal@soukeltayeb.com / 03 340198