Minister Michel Pharaon welcomed all those who came to the scene for the launching of "Live Achrafieh" festival. In the name of Achafieh, Rmeil and Saifi MPs and on behalf of the residents of the region, you are welcome to Sassine Square which is ready to host all those who came to attend "Live Achrafieh" festival. Tonight, we will go beyond politics and daily concerns, despite the numerous pending major political issues.
The festival started in the afternoon with a children’s fair, filled with multicolor folkloric parade, games, face painting, animation, and endless childrens activities. As the sun went down Sassine Square transformed into a music festival. The Lebanese "Four Knights" band performed tracks inspired by the World Cup, followed by artists Simon Hadchiti, Melissa, Eliane Mahfouz, and Iwan who performed popular and patriotic songs.