News ID: 200372
Published: 0307 GMT September 11, 2017

Fifth Orumieh Grape Festival underway in northwestern Iran

Fifth Orumieh Grape Festival underway in northwestern Iran

Chi Chest coastal village, in West Azarbaijan Province in northwestern Iran, is hosting the Fifth Orumieh Grape Festival which was inaugurated on September 7 and will continue until September 15.

Commenting on the festival, Jalil Jabbari, the director general of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of West Azarbaijan, said the event is aimed at expanding the province's tourism industry, IFP News wrote.

He added that such festivals will help attract tourists and create investment opportunities for those interested in developing the province's tourism industry.

Jabbari said the festival is an outcome of collective efforts by all domestic institutions and their favorable interactions.

"As in earlier editions of the fest, a handicraft exhibition hosting 30 pavilions will present the province's tourist attractions to visitors in this year's event."

In addition, he said, this year's festival will feature a number of pavilions providing visitors with anthropological information about the province's ancient and deep-rooted traditions and customs with a focus on grape as well as the culture of people in Orumieh.

Commenting on the properties of grape and its health benefits, Jabbari noted that throughout history, people of the province have found out about the nutritional values of the fruit and have included it in their food basket.

Resource: IFP New
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