Tunisian jasmine festival in Montreal at Parc Jean Drapeau, 50 years after World Expo 67 | Tunisia News Gazette

Tunisian jasmine festival in Montreal at Parc Jean Drapeau, 50 years after World Expo 67

The Association of Tunisians in Americas (ATA) organises for the third consecutive year the Tunisian jasmine festival in Montreal, which, during the summer of 2015, drew 8,000 nostalgic participants from the country. In 2016, the number doubled to 16,000, informs a press statement of the ATA a copy of which was received by TAP.

For this year, the Tunisian jasmine festival will take place on July 16th, taking an international dimension through its participation in the festival “Week ends du monde”, a festival that brings together several communities in Montreal attracting 200,000 visitors each year.

In addition, the 2017 edition is quite particular, as it marks the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the Tunisian pavilion at Parc Jean Drapeau for the Expo 67 World Expo Montreal. It is in this pavilion that Tunisia donated to the city of Montreal that the festival of Tunisian jasmine will settle.

The programme including tasting of Tunisian dishes, an exhibition of various traditional products and a stand “services” provided by competent advisors and representatives of Tunisian companies.

Music will be presented with the Tunisian violinist Walid Gharbi, a folklore show with the “tabbel de Djerba” (drum player) and a parade of traditional costumes. The opening of the festival will be with the singer Bochra Said, followed by Shahrazed Hlel and final clap Mohamed Jbali.

According to the secretary general of the association “ATA” Hana Ines Abbes, this festival will be an opportunity to discover the Tunisian culture in its multiple aspects and boost with the Canadians Tunisia as a tourist destination par excellence.

Source: TAP News Agency

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