Holy Land Festival

Saturday, July 16, 2016
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Parking & Admission


Experience the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land, with exhibits, vendors, Mediterranean food for sale, speakers, demonstrations, and tours of the Franciscan Monastery’s Holy Land shrines and gardens.


Every day our news media reports on the Middle East. If you cannot visit the region in person, there’s no better way to experience the Holy Land in all its complexity and richness than to attend the annual Holy Land Festival.


The festival will feature authentic Middle Eastern food, arts, crafts and music throughout the day. Gifts available for sale will benefit Palestinian Christians. These will include olive-wood carvings from the Holy Land. In our new conference center, special presentations and panel discussions held throughout the day will offer an opportunity to learn about the people, issues and current situation in the Holy Land and elsewhere in the Middle East.


Free tours of the Monastery church and gardens will be available, as well. Come early and stay for the Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. The Holy Land Festival is a project of the Archdiocesan Holy Land Committee, a coalition of groups that includes the Archdiocese of Washington, Franciscan Monastery and several other organizations that support the “Living Stones” of the Holy Land in a variety of ways.

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If you cannot attend the event, you can view it via live stream!

If you need more information, call 202-526-6800 or 301-853-5340.

Franciscan Monastery
1400 Quincy St. NE
Washington, DC 20017
*In case of inclement weather, the festival will be held in St. Francis Hall.

Co-sponsored by the Franciscan Monastery and the Archdiocese of Washington Holy Land Committee.