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Gulf Popular Heritage festival kicks off
December 1, 2018, 8:33 am
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Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah inaugurates the Gulf Popular Heritage festival in Sabah Al-Ahmad Heritage Village.

Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Al­Jarrah Al­Sabah inaugurated on Friday the Gulf Popular Heritage festival in Sabah Al­Ahmad Heritage Village amid wide participation by state, private, and public bodies.

Following the opening ceremony, Sheikh Ali A­Jarrah, along with Amiri Diwan Advisor and the Village's Supervisor Mohammad Sharar, toured the village and inspected many pavilions belongded to the participating bodies, including Kuwait's cultural pavilion, Artisan Heritage Youth CenterĶ¾ affiliated with Youth Public Authority, and Kuwait shooting club arena.

The three­month event is held under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah AlAhmad Al­Jaber Al­Sabah as part of his keenness to provide Kuwaiti and Gulf citizens with the opportunity to enjoy and take part in the festivity's various activities and events, the Village's Director Saif Al­Shallahi told reporters.

Al­Shallahi valued His Highness the Amir's sponsorship of the festival, which became one of the major heritage forums in the Gulf region, noting this year's edition sees wide participation by thousands of contestants in the festival's contest categories such as camels, birds, horses, and sheep, in addition to other popular contests witn participation of a number of folklore troupes.

The village has seen notable developments in its buildings and squares, particularly the old Kuwait village, he said, adding the place has also expanded its green spaces and enhanced its visitors' break areas, residencies, and services.

The Village's supervising committee has provided all facilitations, possibilities, and convenience means to the guests and visitors to enjoy the festival, Al­Shallahi said, noting the village is known for hosting several heritage museums, markets, restaurants, and cafes.

He called on the public to visit the village and spend fun times with the festival's cultural and heritage events and contests, noting the events will last until March 1, 2019.

Source: KUNA

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