Sharjah to celebrate Yemeni heritage

Thu 03-05-2018 12:44 PM

SHARJAH, 3rd May, 2018 (WAM) — Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), a specialised institution that preserves and promotes cultural heritage, will host ‘Yemeni Heritage Week’ from tomorrow, as part of ‘Cultural Heritage Weeks.’ Cultural Heritage Weeks focuses on different cultures from around the world and offers communities in Sharjah and beyond educational activities and seminars. This week, SIH will focus on Yemeni heritage from 6th until the 10th of May, open every day from 5 pm to 10 pm at the Heart of Sharjah, Al Bait Al Gharbi.

The event will celebrate Yemeni heritage and will host varied customs and traditions of the nation including folkloric dance and songs, food, handicrafts, costumes, embroidery activities, poems and proverbs and the country’s exclusive honey.

The event will also offer visitors an opportunity to experience the Yemeni city of Sanaa, a region described by the UNESCO as the “immaterial cultural legacy of humanity.” Visitors will also have a chance to witness the wonders of the old city of Shebam, its ancient wall and skyscrapers.

Dr. Abdulaziz Almusallam, Chairman of Sharjah Institute for Heritage, said, “Yemeni Heritage Week, is an opportunity to dig deep into Yemeni history, geography and civilisation. Visitors will have an opportunity to witness the vibrant atmosphere of the country by listening to Yemeni songs, watching cultural dances, medleys, cultural presentations, and taking part in events and activities.”

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