Cultural festival returns for a second year

September 23, 2017 by  

The 2nd annual Egyptian Festival is taking place in Houston next month.

The festival will celebrate the culture, food, and music of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

Guests will have the opportunity to try a variety of traditional foods including shawarma (grilled meats), falafel (chickpeas), grape leaves, and mini spinach pie. Beverages will also be available.

There will be musical entertainment from Jabour Balka, belly dancing demonstrations and lessons, and a history lesson where guests can learn how to spell their name in hieroglyphics. There will also be camel rides, henna painting, and a costume contest. In addition, there is a raffle in which the grand prize is round trip tickets for four via Egypt Air.

A number of vendors will be on hand to sell a range of Egypt-related merchandise, including printed papyrus, Egyptian and Turkish teas, and traditional musical instruments.

The festival offers an opportunity for Houston residents to learn all about the Egyptian culture, and no doubt organizers will be distributing flyers and booklets throughout the city to advertise.

The Egyptian Festival will be held at Discovery Green on October 28 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children aged 12 and under. For the most up to date information about this popular returning event, visit the official website.