Spirit of Sumud is a new cultural tourism
program in the Bethlehem area. Sumud, Arabic for steadfastness or
resilience, shows the deep connection Palestinians have with their land
and homes despite the difficult political situation.
The program invites a different way of sightseeing.
As you tour around the Bethlehem area, you will meet various cultural
performances by Palestinian youth and women: traditional dancing, drama
performances, storytelling, songs, trills and the making of embroidery.
The cultural performances will give a different taste to the historical
places you are going to visit. You feel that the places become alive and
that you are taken back in time.