Birzeit Nights Festival (Layali Birzeit)
Birzeit Nights Festival is an artistic and national occasion that aims to develop and enrich the Palestinian art and folklore. The festival represents the Palestinian identity, and professionally maintains what the generations have produced over history. All of the proceeds generated by the festival will go toward the Birzeit University Student Fund, which supports students in financial need to continue their academic journeys.
The multi-day festival, which was held annually at the old university campus until 1984, when political turmoil forced it to a halt, hosts prominent Palestinian traditional musicians and performers, along with many exhibitions and activities that serve to illustrate the beauty and variety of Palestinian culture and heritage.
The festival is accompanied with morning and night activities. The morning activities, held on the university campus, include cultural activities and theatrical performances, while the night events include dancing and singing performances.