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Jarash festival

The cultural and artistic side received the attention of the Jordanian government, and this was evident in its holding of the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts, which it holds annually to revive artistic, folklore and other parties, for the purposes of exchanging cultures and folklore. The Archaeological City of Jerash hosts annually the northern Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts, a cultural art that displays on stage a dance performances, folkloric evenings, musical evenings, and opera shows, and it is an annual festival, and the festival hosts Arab and international singers, and it also opens bazaars to sell handicrafts, Which provided many job opportunities for the people of the city.

Its history

The idea of ​​the Jerash Festival was the start of a modest idea adopted and sponsored by Yarmouk University, to develop then to the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts, under the auspices of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, and took from the archaeological city of Jerash an official site on which the artistic and cultural festival activities are held, and the festival hosts many artistic voices and faces Great literary.

Its importance

The establishment of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts sparked a great wave of controversy in the Jordanian arena, as the opposition parties considered it a waste of money and morals in the shadow of a conservative society, but from the government’s point of view it was a destination to attract tourists and attract to Jordan, and these protests intensified in 1991, and the festival witnessed In that year hosting singers with a nationalist tendency, and with the official date to ignite the flame of the festival, it was announced that it would be stopped, and let us start in the name of the Jordan Festival in the summer of 2008, and it was stopped for eight years, to return again in the summer of 2011, and the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts management prepared an official site in Pal Bilingual Arabic and English, to enable those interested to obtain the necessary information through the site throughout the period of the festival, whose activities are held on the southern and northern theaters and the main square, the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts is concerned with collecting the customs and cultures of other peoples, and displaying it on its stage in front of visitors, through folkloric teams And singers, the festival has managed to transform the ancient city of Jerash into a city of cultural importance, in addition to its historical importance, and it has become a big vital city every summer, and government and private companies flock to provide sponsorship for the Jerash Festival, and from A Jordanian TV, which is the official and exclusive media sponsor of the festival, the Jordan Tourism Promotion Authority, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Royal Cultural Center, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Directorate of Public Security, the Jordanian Artists Union, the Greater Amman Municipality, and the Royal Jordanian as a partner and official carrier, and a company Zain Telecom is the official sponsor in addition to many banks and major private companies in Jordan.

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