AL-Najjar inaugurated the Cultural Diversity Festival in Umm Qais | Culture & Society

Ammon News – The Jordanian Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar inaugurated on Friday evening the Festival of Cultural Diversity organized by the Directorate of Heritage of the Ministry of Culture which is part of the activities of Irbid, the Arab capital of culture in Jadara Archaeological Center, Umm Qais.
During her sponsorship of the ceremony, which was attended by Irbid Governor Radwan Al-Atoum, Irbid Antiquities Directorate Director Ziad Ghunaimat and a number of officials, she said the festival aims to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions and show the aesthetics of the social fabric carrying diverse cultures in Jordan
She added: “The pillars of our national steadfastness are represented in this diversity, which reflects our Jordanian national narrative, which has manifested itself in the national fabric and the form of national identity based on the values ​​of pluralism and diversity that the wise Hashemite rulers have established. .
The exhibition included several sections: the Romanian handicrafts market, which includes traditional handicrafts such as embroideries, sand filling and accessories, straw making, mosaics, shells, wood and silverware, an exhibition of traditional tools including old collectibles, an exhibition of traditional costumes, and an exhibition of traditional folk foods and sweets presented by women from associations concerned with cultural industries in all their forms, and the cultural café, which includes parties, film screenings, puppet theater and shadow puppets.
The festival also includes exhibitions of photographs, publications and publications of the Ministry of Culture and the Directorate of Heritage.
The festival included an artistic and folklore concert with the participation of Sawt Al-Urdun, Al-Hanuna Folklore Troupe, Ani Folk Dance Troupe, Sesame Children’s Troupe, Chechen and Druze ensembles and Al-Hajaya Youth Ensemble for Samer.


Helen D. Jessen