Palestinian Nights – Layalee Filisteeniya

Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 00:00 to 05:00

Celebrate the Palestinian culture with poetry, dabke, music, comedy and much more at UW's Fed Hall! The evening will consist of a number of performances, dinner, and lots of music and fun.

Why Palestinian Nights?

We are holding this event to celebrate the Palestinian culture and remind the world that the Palestinians will never forget their home and origin, and will continue to peacefully resist the Israeli occupation for however long it takes to find justice, peace and equality.

We are also holding this event to allow Palestinians who were born and raised in Canada to experience the Palestinian culture that they never got to enjoy due to their inability to return to their Israeli-occupied land.

For pictures from the last Palestinian Nights, visit

What to Wear

This is a semi-formal event; so guys, suit up! Girls, if you own a traditional dress from whichever country you're from (Japan/India/Morocco, it doesn't matter), wear it! Or you can settle for a pretty dress. Parents, you too, dress up! And make sure your little kids look cute.

Where to Purchase Tickets

Tickets are being sold at the following locations:
UW's Feds Office at the Student Life Center (SLC)
UW's WPIRG Office on the 2nd floor of the SLC
Arabesque, 869 Victoria St N, Kitchener
Diwan, 1001 Langs Dr., Cambridge

We will also be selling tickets at the SLC vendor alley (between the food court and the great hall, where jewelry, gloves, bags, are often sold ) on Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 4, and Nov 10!

Ticket Prices

Adult Tickets: $40
Student Tickets: $25
Family Special (2 adults, 2 students): $100
Under 8 = Free !

"Student" refers to primary, middle and high school students as well as University and College Students.

Students must present their ID with their ticket at the door.

Families buying a family special must arrive at the event together.


Parking for the event is FREE. There will be signs around campus telling you were to park your car if you're attending Palestinian Nights.

See map:

To find Fed Hall, see map:

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the event's atmosphere be like?

This event is a semi-formal one catered to both students and families. There will be a number of English and Arabic performances (some very serious, and some very comedic), and quite a bit of time to socialize with other families, students and human rights activists. There will also be music, dancing, and lots of entertainment! You do not want to miss this event!

Is this event only for Palestinians? Is this event only for Arabic-speaking people?

Definitely not! The majority of the event's organizers are not Palestinian, and quite a few are not Middle-Eastern and don't speak Arabic at all. There will be both English and Arabic performances, and the Emcees will be speaking in both languages. The performances focus on human rights and vary from very serious to very funny. The music, however, will be mostly Arabic since this is a Palestinian cultural event.


This event is brought to you by UW's Students for Palestinian Rights (SFPR) and UW's Public Interest Research Group (WPIRG).

For more about SFPR and its activities, visit

For more about WPIRG and its activities, visit

For more information, you can contact us at

Fed Hall, University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
N2L 3G1 Waterloo , ON
43° 28' 19.4736" N, 80° 32' 37.9788" W
Ontario CA

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