Jerash Festival concludes

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AMMAN — The 36th edition of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts ended with a brief ceremony that saw a torch extinguished, marking the end of activities, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Saturday’s ceremony was held at the main square in the Roman-ruin city, where 250,000 converged to attend various activities this year, said Mazen Kawar, the festival’s executive director.

About 1,500 artists and musicians from 18 countries participated, holding 250 artistic, cultural, and craft activities. Also, about 80 local, Arab, and international bands took part in the 10-day event.

Minister of Culture Haifa Al-Najjar, who also heads the festival’s Higher Committee, said this year’s event coincided with Jordan’s second Centennial.

She praised this year’s event, pointing to positive feedback from bands and visitors alike.

The festival was launched in 1980 under an initiative by Yarmouk University. It was turned into an official festival, which convened for the first time in 1981. The festival is held every summer, displaying global artistic, literary, and cultural events.

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