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Well what can we say? The pictures say it all.
The man who made it all happen is non
other than recipient of
Shweir.com Shweiry of the year, Salim Bahij Sawaya
And of course he got plenty
of help from volunteers like these Sawayas
OK, if you have not guessed it, they are part of the marketing team.
Salim is having a great time and/or being acknowledged
and able volunteers
And the crowd, estimated at 15,000, just loved it
picture titles are descriptive... hover your cursor over a picture and read
description on bottom left.
They even provided fireworks...
Many thanks to Salim Bahij Sawaya, his family, volunteers and all who helped
make this possible and bring so many people to Shweir.
Also, many thanks to Silva Awad, Riad and Omar Khneisser for taking, editing
and sending the pictures.
Any one who wish to send us a report and update and educate us about the
event, please do so.
Topic: Dhour Shweir
Beer Festival 2004 (3rd year)
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Dhour Shweir Beer Festival 2004
The Dhour Shweir Beer Festival 2004 was hold on the Sunday the 11th of
The crowd came from all over Lebanon to witness this event.
The beer festival began with the Lebanese national anthem at 9:00, then
the presenter Afaf Damaa from New T.V. saluted the president and the
council member. a special thanks to the organizer Salim Sawaya who made
this event possible, then a welcome to all who came (from Beyrouth,
Jounieh, Zgharta, Nebeyh, Khonchara, South, Bhamdoun, Bteghrine,
Baskinta, Mrouj…) sharing with us this festival and the introducing of
the first singer, from the “Star Club” a special song contest program
made for the arab world, “Nawfal” from Syria who sing “lazra3lik bistan
wroud” and “sallem 3aleha ya hawa”, two moons are standing up at my door
“3ala babi wakif amarein” with Soumaya from Tunis who sang too “hawwel
ya ghannam hawwel”.
The festival continued with Tamer from Egypt who attract the hearts on
singing “tell me what I did for you” or “ oulli 3amillak eh” and the
beautifull Amina from Tunis sung to her lover “ana ba3chakak” and “kamel
The story of love continued with Mouhammad from Jordan with the song
“ahwak watmanna law ansak” and “3alallah t3oud”.
Ghadi the famous Lebanese singer, accompanying him two girls dancing
with fire, his band supply his lover to come back with the song
“dakhilak 3oud” and “bikidam”, the feet behind the feet and shoulder on
shoulder make the sky hear our dabkeh on national songs and the nostalgy
let the stars spend their night with us.
Mr. Tamam (Claude khalil and Abou Khalil) appears to transform our
problems into smiles and laughs and introducing four personal popular
A moment of silence,
Then the sky is lit bright by the firecrackers with the entrance of May
Hariri in the theatre, wearing tight blue jeans and a shirt that with it
simply make her look very attractive. Very dynamic, everyone wants to
take a picture with her, to dance with her, give her a flower or have
The seha of Dhour was filled of people and cars and busses, the
presenter of New T.V. estimated the crowd about 15 000 persons who came
from all over Lebanon.
As a result, the large advertising campaign done by the organizer Salim
Sawaya attracted this huge of visitors.
The time is close to leave, but the demands supply May to stay, two
songs more and she leaves letting tears in the eyes of a child who wants
her to stay and this was the wish of the crowd who was there.
The team who helped logistically wearing a yellow t- shirt rushed to
take pints of beer to refresh them after a tough unforgettable night, as
All the restaurants was fully booked with people, starting from 9:00 pm
you cannot make any more reservations, even the “Abou nwass” restaurant
facing the hotel Kassouf have no places at all, Galina restaurant, Dhour
Shweir hotel, Raymond Halabi’s restaurant, Carnaval restaurant, Kiame
café, Elie Hawi café, Georgio Pizzeria and Bake on café at the entrence
of Dhour. The shops also took their share from this event.
And the last word was an announcement that 30th of July would be the
first day of “3id el mooghtaribeen”.
The festival in the theatre finishes and another begins in the street
where some youth from Baskinta sit on the road to drink beer and join
around them the other youth who came from the different places from the
country, and they begin to sing “zajal” and their voices make the square
that begin to be empty of people, full of songs.
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Member # 4
Samar...Samar.... Samar... Shu
Haida ya Aamo, The Pictures were great but they did not say everything
or all those that participated..... Love the ending, I can actually see
these guys on the side of the road singing....I love it.
Best part was that the businesses in Dhour Capitalized on the Event....
Here is a message for them: " Next Year Help with promoting and
sponsering the Event, after all it's money in your pocket"
Ya Tony, Samar is Adel Kiame Priceless Jewel Remember all
the reporting we were getting on the Elections? Samar was there.
Salim, My Man, What Can I say, the pictures and the report say it all...
Thank you so much. Maybe the is the right position for you on the City
Council, "Chairman of Shweir Promotion" You have a lot of
excperience and better yet, a lot of momentum going. Since you are a
member on the town Council why don't you push for forming a committee
that includes a member from the council, members of the town businesses,
Services, etc.. And start planning for Summer of 2005. They can start
gathering ideas on type of events that bring crowds to Shweir, and say
by October the ideas can be narrowed down to a few.
And then take it from there....
Let us make Next Year's theme : "Summers in Dhour Shweir, there's always
something happening, Come See"
What do you think?
I know we have the need, the talent, the vision, the creativity, the
drive, and all that we need is the ability for to work together, once we
get that last part, the SKY WOULD BE THE LIMIT for Shweir and Ain
Today, I am so proud
Samar, Why don't you get some volunteers to help you and assign a person
to cover each event during the Eid al Mughtaribeen.
Thank you Samar, well done.
[ 07-16-2004, 07:46 AM: Message edited by: George Matar ]
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