Under the patronage and support of His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas, president of the state of Palestine, and in the framework of Bethlehem Capital of Arab Culture 2020 and within Bethlehem municipality’s vision to strengthen ties with its expatriates around the world. Bethlehem municipality, in cooperation with the municipalities of Beit Jala and Beit Sahour, is organizing the third Bethlehem District Diaspora convention under the title “the influence of Bethlehemite culture in other nations around the world”.

Under the slogan “our culture .. Our identity”, the message of the Convention reflects the connection between the Bethlehemite culture and our identity as the sons of Bethlehem, Beit Jala and Beit Sahour in the homeland and diaspora, and the use of group and community expressions signifies our unity regardless of our presence in different locations in the world, and despite our separation we are united by our culture and identity.

Bethlehem Municipality with its partners endeavored to continue the process of organizing Bethlehem District Diaspora Convention every two years, in spite of the health crisis resulting from the spread of  Corona pandemic in world. And in order to demonstrate the influence of the Bethlehemite culture in the world through its expatriates, strengthen the pride of Bethlehemites around the world in their culture and heritage, in addition to providing a platform for cultural institutions locally and internationally to exchange experiences and information, and document their achievements through a joint group of Bethlehem intellectuals, the convention this year includes various session showing the cultural aspects of our homeland and the impact on the diaspora with the participation of specialized speakers who contributed to the visibility of Palestinian culture in several countries around the world thanks to their outstanding work and achievements.

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