ESDU, in collaboration with Li-Loubnani association and Aitanit Municipality, organized (August 4) the “3al Gharbe” festival on the West Bekaa’s Qaraoun lake, Aïtanit. Visitors participated in a day of activities that included hiking, harvesting, cultural village tours, dabkeh, yoga, and more.
They enjoyed a traditional lunch prepared by local women and cooperatives and tasted Lebanese wines provided by local wineries. The kids had their share of fun through several educational activities and games. A farmers’ market gathered producers from the region, who sold mouneh and seasonal vegetables and fruits. The event aimed at shedding the light on Qaraoun Lake, the Litani River, and the region’s tourism potential; it promoted local produce in support of Lebanese farmers.