Palestine, formally known as the State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state situated in Western Asia and officially ruled by the Palestine Liberation Organization. It claims the West Bank region close the nation Jordan and the Strips of Gaza, which it shares with Egypt and Jerusalem as its capital
Palestine is home to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely the Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route in Bethlehem, the Old Town of Hebron/Al-Khalil, Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines (the cultural landscape of Southern Jerusalem), and the Old City and Walls of Jerusalem located in East Jerusalem. Other notable cultural heritages are Tell es-Sultan, Mount Gerizim and the Samaritans, and the Qumran Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Despite being a complex territory in the Middle East, Palestinian food and beauty are worth any trip to the nation. Palestinian food is said ‘to come from what the land offers us’ and is a seasonal cuisine. Popular Palestinian dishes are the Knafeh, Makdous, Shakshouka, Labneh, the Kunafah, and the Musakhan. Arabic Coffee, Arak (anise-flavored alcoholic beverage), Helba, Kharroub, and Lemonades are beverages common to Palestine.
Essential festivals in Palestine are the Artas Lettuce Festival, Birzeit Heritage Week, Ramadan, Taybeh Oktoberfest, Jerusalem Music Festival, and the Christmas Bazaar.