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Tunisia Cultural Event
November 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST$41.50
Tunisian Cultural Evening
Friday, November 11 at 6:30 pm at
the residence of H.E. Hanene Tajouri Bessassi
Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia
AAFSW, and WtoW under the auspices of the Her Excellency Hanene Tajouri Bessassi, Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia, cordially invite you to a special Tunisian evening, giving us a unique opportunity to learn and appreciate the culture, traditions, and gastronomy of this beautiful country. You will enjoy a delicious authentic buffet dinner of Tunisian delicacies and a live performance of traditional Tunisian music.
The event will take place on Friday, November 11, from 6.30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tunisian Residence located in 5131 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, DC.
Please sign up by Monday November 7 , 2022. Tickets are $ 40.00 per person (final cost includes a small processing fee). Space is limited – cancellations will not be accepted after Nov. 7, 2022.
Street parking in the vicinity of the venue is limited. Please, use alternative methods of transportation such as as a cab, Uber/Lyft, etc.
I look forward to seeing you,
Sheila Switzer, AAFSW Program Chair
Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, a small North African Country by size (63,000 square miles, almost the size of the State of Washington or Florida) but very rich by its History and its various assets.
Indeed, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea from the north and east, Tunisia has a rich history that extends over 3,000 years and in which several civilizations have succeeded one another to constitute a composite heritage that is highly representative of Tunisian culture. The Punic, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Ottoman civilizations have made their mark on the habits and customs of the autochthonous Berber population, which has been subjected to major transformations throughout history.
Tunisia has always been marked by the different civilizations that have succeeded one another on its territory. It is a country distinguished by its rich historical and authentic cultural heritage. 7 Tunisian archaeological cultural sites are classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. Tunisia has also five elements registered as intangible cultural heritage. The Intangible Heritage includes traditions or expressions inherited from our ancestors such as performing arts or know-how.
Tunisia is a fantastic destination when it comes to wellbeing. The country is renowned for its hospitality, with its Mediterranean climate and the sweet smell of jasmine and orange blossom, and wellbeing has deep roots in Tunisia’s traditions. Its fantastic coastline, 1,250 kilometres of fine sandy beaches and its string of idyllic islands, Tunisia is one of the best-known Mediterranean destinations for seaside holidays. The Tunisian Sahara is the perfect venue for some out-of-the- ordinary experiences. Tunisian cuisine is first and foremost based on typical Mediterranean flavors that are both light and delicious.
The Tunisian population, roughly about 12 million, is composed of 98% Muslims and 2% Christians, Jewish and others, who still living together in mutual respect and full tolerance.