The 15th HALA FEBRUARY FESTIVAL (HFF) 2014 was inaugurated on January 31, 2014. The festival was organized with much zeal and enthusiasm at Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya. The Festival coincides with Kuwait’s National Day and Liberation Day. HFF is being organized by the State of Kuwait since February 1999 mainly to promote tourism. HFF organizing committee organizes art, sports, live carnival shows and entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles and motorbikes during the month. The event witnessed participation by various agencies of the Government of Kuwait and Diplomatic Missions resident in Kuwait. This year the festivities would last till the end of February.
The Embassy of India, Kuwait joined in the celebrations by participating in the opening ceremony on January 31, 2014. The Indian pavilion was exquisitely decorated with Indian artifacts, handicraft items, imitation jewellery, handmade Indian sarees, “Incredible India” posters, tourism material and other items. A large number of visitors came to the India pavilion and showed keen interest in the exhibits. Many of them, especially children, took the opportunity to take photographs posing with the exhibits.