About House of Lebanon
The House of Lebanon in San Diego is an all-volunteer organization that provides social and educational programs to preserve the Lebanese Culture, Customs, Traditions and Language for generations to come. Our Mission at the House of Lebanon is to provide a physical site in Balboa Park where the Lebanese community can display, promote, and share our History and Culture with the community at large.
The House of Lebanon Organization is an educational and cultural patriotic corporation. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, independent in spirit and in practice, with no political, religious, or sectarian ties. We are organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law of the State of California, and a proud member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park.
The House of Lebanon San Diego is the newest member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages here in Balboa Park . Our mission is to provide a physical site where we can enjoy, promote, and share our Lebanese culture with the community at large.
Hall of Nations Hosting:
Several times a year the House of Lebanon will host the Hall of Nations from 12 Noon to 4:00 pm on a Sunday. We will present a video program about Lebanon and its beauty. We will also have a great selection of Historical Artifact, photos, arts, crafts, books, and literature on display. Samples of Lebanese Pastries and Coffee will also be served during these hosting events.
Each year, The House of Lebanon hosts their annual Lawn Program. The Entertainment is provided by different folk dance groups every year that will perform Folk Dances in regional native costumes. In addition to folkloric dance, local Lebanese artist will perform tradition song, music and poetry depicting the Lebanese heritage and Culture.
The House of Lebanon serves a wide selection of traditional Lebanese “Meza”. Food will include Hummus, Tabouli, Spinach Pies, Kibbeh, Falafel, stuffed Grape Leaves, Moussakaa, Kafta, Chicken and Lamb Shawarma. In addition to a selection of pastries and drinks to include Baklawa, Sfouf, Namoura, Arabic Lemonade, and Jalab.
Ethnic Food Fair & December Nights:
House of Lebanon participates in the Annual “Ethnic Food Fair” and “December Nights” Festivals. We will serve food similar to the food provided during the Lawn program. We will also participate in the Entertainment program with music, song and traditional Lebanese dance.
At “December Nights” the House of Lebanon participates in the International Spirits Garden selling Lebanese Beer, Arak, and a selection of Lebanese Red and White Wines.
The Lebanese community in San Diego is constantly growing. With the help of our many volunteers, we will be making a great effort to showcase our Lebanese culture with the community at large. Our Goal is to build a Cottage in the International Cottages area of Balboa Park so that we can share our Lebanese heritage, history and traditions with the community for years to come. We are in the early stages of fund raising. Please visit our website: www.houseoflebanon.org for the latest updates.
About House of Pacific Relations
The House of Pacific Relations (HPR), located in San Diego ’s Balboa Park , is a consortium of ‘houses’ representing 31 countries. The HPR promotes multicultural goodwill and understanding through educational and cultural programs. The park contains historic 1935 Exposition cottages plus 4 new cottages where HPR member countries can offer visitors a window to their culture, history and traditions.
Visit www.sdhpr.org for more information about the International Cottages.