The Western/Nefusa Mountain town of Qaser El-Haj will be holding the second Libyan Couscous Day on 10 March. The town is 140 km and two hours’ drive south of the capital Tripoli.
The organisers say they aim to create the single largest couscous dish in the world. It will be prepared by what they claim are the 15 of the best Libyan chefs using 2,500 kgs of couscous in one giant single dish.
There will be an explanatory exhibition of the types of Libyan couscous, their seasons, and the regions famous for the dish.
The organisers report that many other cultural activities will accompany the couscous festival, including an equestrian show, an exhibition of the traditional industries of the region, a paragliding jump show, a review of the Brass Scout Troupe, and artistic paintings from the Malouf Troupe.