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Turkey growing the love of coffee with its festival

Coffee lovers converged on the Turkish capital Friday for a good cup of brew.


Egypt holds seventh annual festival to promote traditional crafts

Source : Reuters / 5 June 2013

The seventh annual festival of traditional and heritage crafts was inaugurated under the auspices of the Egyptian ministry of culture's sector of fine arts on.

Egyptian heritage crafts were exhibited alongside demonstrations and workshops.

Potter Ahmed Yassin Abdel Khalek showed visitors his skill at the potter's wheel.


Zhul Hijjah: Eidul-Adha, Hajj & Sacrifice

By Sh. Mufti Taqi Usmani Sb. / 29 Apr 2013

Zhulhijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means "hajj." Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of "hajj" is performed in this month, which gives it special significance. Some specific merits and rules relevant to this month are mentioned below:


Fajr Intl. Poetry Festival kicks off in Persian Gulf island

Source : Presstv / 5 Feb 2013

The seventh edition of Fajr International Poetry Festival has kicked off in the Iranian southern island of Kharg located in the Persian Gulf.

A number of cultural officials and literary scholars attended the opening ceremony held in Kharg island today, February 5.

Over 2000 poets from Iran and 15 other countries have taken part in this year’s literary event to vie in six different sections, said the festival’s Secretary General Reza Hamidi.


Buraidah Date Festival draws 800,000 visitors

By Muhammad al-Harbi | 21 Sep 2012

More than 800,000 people have visited the Buraidah Date Festival over the past 55 days, which has brought in about SR 600 million in sales, said Khalid Al-Naqeedan, CEO of the festival.

During the 90-day festival, around 300,000 tons of dates will be sold, reaching a combined sales figure of more than SR 1 billion. Last year the festival saw sales reaching SR 800 million.


Saudi Prince Faisal opens world’s largest dates festival in Buraidah

Source : Md Al-Harbi | Arab News

BURAIDAH | 19 Aug 2011

Prince Faisal bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Qassim, inaugurated the 10th Buraidah Dates Festival late Thursday and commended the roles of public and private sectors to make the annual festival a big success.

Prince Faisal toured the various pavilions, including those for date palm plants and dates production as well as public and private sectors participating in the event.


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