Emirates News Agency – 19th Sharjah Heritage Days to be held in March

SHARJAH, 12th February, 2022 (WAM) — The 19th Annual Sharjah Heritage Days Festival will be held from 10th to 28th March 2022 under the slogan ‘Heritage and Future’, Sharjah Institute for Heritage ( SIH) announced.

The announcement was made during a press conference held at the Heritage Area in the heart of Sharjah, by Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam, President of SIH and Chairman of the Senior Organizing Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days; Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Trade and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA); Rashid Abdullah Al Obed, director of the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, and others.

Dr Al Musallam said: “The idea of ​​holding these days every year is based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who stressed to more an opportunity for heritage to strengthen national strength. filiation.

“The theme of the festival refers to the need to identify future challenges and respond to them with a forward-looking vision in harmony with heritage.”

He pointed out that the procedures adopted by the Emirate under the directives of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah to protect heritage are in line with the requirements set by UNESCO to preserve human heritage. The festival is an important addition to global efforts to protect human heritage.

Khalid Al Midfa said: “The Authority’s participation in this special event confirms its commitment to this vital sector, which helps shape the tourism scene. We work closely with our strategic partners in the public and private sectors to provide the best possible tourist experience to the public during the days.

He expressed his thanks and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi for his unlimited support and for building strong foundations of culture and knowledge in the emirate.

For his part, Al Obed said, “Sharjah TV will broadcast the opening events live, with direct coverage via an on-site studio to keep pace with events throughout the festival. Sabah Al-Sharjah, Literature and Art, and Al-Dar News will broadcast throughout this cultural carnival, with special daily reports scheduled to keep viewers informed of activities, guests and competitions.The Sharjah Heritage Days studio will cover the morning activities through the Sabah Al Sharqiah program, while event and hosting attendees and guests through its Al Wusta Diaries program.”

He continued, “Sharjah Radio will broadcast via the Spring of Originality program from the event site. English-language station Plus 95 will provide daily coverage of the events and will host interviews with organizers and attendees. It will also feature promotes the heritage and authenticity of the emirate of Sharjah by airing over 40 radio spots containing information on Sharjah heritage days and events.”

The festival will see the participation of 33 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, China, Finland, Iraq, Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Yemen, Spain, Lebanon, Syria and Tunisia. , Algeria, United Kingdom, Mauritania, India, Palestine, Russia, Lithuania, Kosovo, Latvia, Serbia, Turkey, Iran, Japan and Indonesia.

Considering the richness and diversity of its cultural and heritage heritage, the Republic of Armenia will be the official guest of honor this year, while Indonesia will be the distinguished guest.

The event will see the participation of several international organizations, including UNESCO, the International Folk Arts Organization and the International Council of Folk Festival and Folk Arts Organizations, as well as various local, Arab and international universities and cultural centers. .

Locally, 28 government entities will participate in the event.

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