News ID: 214708
Published: 1019 GMT May 08, 2018

‘Cultural Heritage Weeks’ showcases Yemeni traditions

‘Cultural Heritage Weeks’ showcases Yemeni traditions

Sharjah-Yemen -Arabia’s Felix or the land of happiness and fortune was the center of focus at ‘Cultural Heritage Weeks’ organized by Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), a specialized institution that preserves and promotes cultural heritage.

Situated in the Heart of Sharjah, the Yemeni Heritage Week highlighted varied customs and traditions of the nation including folkloric songs, food, handicrafts, costumes, embroidery activities, poems and proverbs and Yemen’s exclusive honey, reported.

“Yemen boasts a rich heritage and culture. The country is well known for its historic sites, Islamic learning and architecture, traditional tower houses, ancient manuscripts and the natural sweetener, beauty aid and antibacterial agent – honey.

Dr. Abdulaziz Almusallam, chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage, said, “Through the Yemeni Heritage Week, visitors not only had an opportunity to experience its rich culture, but also witnessed some of the best moments of the nation.”

 Highlighting the country’s important city Sanaa, a region that is known for its special songs and UNESCO described site, the Heritage Week also offered visitors insights into the country’s lifestyle, food, practices and early influences of Islam.

The visitors also had an opportunity to witness Yemeni music and sports.

Yemeni Heritage Week is being held at the Heart of Sharjah, Al Bait Al Gharbi from May 6 to 10, 2018.

Through the ‘Cultural Heritage Weeks’ event, SIH seeks to introduce the people of Sharjah to unique features and characteristics of various heritages.

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