SHARJAH, 12th March, 2022 (WAM) — The 19th annual Sharjah Heritage Days (SHD) festival, on its second day, continues to dazzle visitors with magnificent cultural, artistic and entertainment performances.
Amid remarkable participation from the public and lovers of ancient heritage, the event blends authentic and traditional culture with today’s modern culture, including scientific developments and technological acceleration, to confirm that the he future is only made by thought. Orthodoxy based on deeply rooted values and concepts of striving for the best passes through the fusion of the past with the present and their interaction.
Held under the slogan “Heritage and Future”, the nineteenth edition of the festival includes many interesting and lively events and programs that emphasize the heritage of peoples and their culture. Organized by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH) and under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
For 18 days, the festival takes place in the Sharjah Heritage Area, in the heart of Sharjah, from March 10 to 28. In addition, accompanying events will be organized successively throughout the month in Kalba, Khorfakkan, Dibba Al Hisn, Al Dhaid and Al Hamriya.
The festival location in the heritage area of Sharjah was decorated with an abundance of folk and folk dances and local, Arabic and international songs.
The performances of Al Liwa Group, Al Habban Group and Al Harbiya Group impressed the audience, while the dances of the Armenian group attracted the state, the festival’s guest of honor and international folk art lovers. at the SHD Theater. Fascinating dances also included the Andima dance from the Republic of Lithuania, Russian group dances and an Iraqi session.
Moving from music and dance to literature, children and teenagers from the “Bint Al-Matar” area, run by the International School of Storytelling, had various interactive workshops, including the storyteller for children (storyteller Amira ) and numerous educational workshops and theatrical programs. Daily competitions and entertainment programs for young and old were also held at various locations inside and outside the arena, while the Heritage Craft Village hosted the “Ghars” training workshop, which dealt with Talli craftsmanship from the sister Arab Republic of Egypt and lasted for two days.
In the Cultural Café, Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Heritage Institute and Chairman of the Senior Organizing Committee of Sharjah Heritage Days, Dr. Omar Abdulaziz, Dr. Saeed Yaqtin and Salama Al-Raqi participated in a symposium titled “Cultural Heritage and the Horizon of the Future”. This exciting symposium was ably moderated by Dr. Mini Bounama, Chairman of Sharjah Heritage Days Cultural Committee.
Starting the symposium was Dr. Abdulaziz Al Musallam. He explained how this year’s slogan “Heritage and Future” stems from the idea that Sharjah, in its rebirth and global development, flies with strong wings that represent authenticity and modernity, in a deep adherence to the values of the identity of the past. and a confident aspiration that creates and anticipates the future.
Al Musallam stressed that this approach is embodied in the emirate’s interest in preserving heritage and authentic identity, while embracing the development of advanced scientific and research institutions and centers of innovation, technology , space and astronomy.
Sharjah Heritage Days activities will be launched in the town of Al Dhaid in Al Dhaid Fort, from March 13 to 19, at 5:00 p.m., and will include SIH’s Corner, and Workshops Corner, which consists of 11 workshops for children and adults. In addition, the Cultural Café and the Academic Administration Corner will offer lectures such as an introduction to professional degrees and the management academy.