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Dates heritage festival focuses on Ramadan traditions

Products of Saudi women’s cottage industry on display at the heritage festival. (AN photo)

Source : Arab news / 12 Jul 2013

The Women’s Charitable Society in Jeddah has organized a dates tree heritage festival at the InterContinental Hotel with the support of Princess Al-Anoud bint Abdullah bin Mohammad, wife of Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal.

The two-day festival, which started yesterday, presents many varities of dates that are grown in Saudi Arabia.

A traditional Hejazi cultural show was one of the main attractions of the opening ceremony.

The society will honor winners of a palm tree design contest that was organized two months ago under the supervision of Darat Safiya Binzager.

A total of 18 young men and women took part in the contest. Al-Farsi Jewelry donated prizes.

During the festival dates, coffee, chocolates, Ramadan sweets, home accessories, antiques, thobes and handicrafts will be on sale and proceeds will go to under privileged families who are sponsored by the society.

The festival also aims to market products made by the Saudi women’s cottage industry.

“Their products will be displayed during the event to market them in a friendly and competitive environment,” an official said.


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