Second Syrian heritage festival held to support displaced families

Damascus, SANA – Activities of the second Festival of the Syrian Handicrafts Heritage, titled “Hand in Hand We Make a New Hope”, were launched Saturday at Khan Asaad Basha, the largest and most reputed khan in the Old City of Damascus.

The 7-days festival is aimed at supporting displaced families in the makeshift centers. It includes a charity bazaar and various art shows.Heritage2

Media Coordinator of the festival Raneem Mzaffar noted in a statement to SANA that there are 100 participants in the festival, many of those are people who are staying at makeshift centers, which have been set up in all provinces to host families who fled terrorist attacks in their home areas.

The festival, she said, is a chance for those people to display and sell their handmade products.

The bazaar exhibits include a variety of handicrafts, knitwear, wooden sculptures, leather bags, perfumes, food and cosmetics. There will be also books fairs.Heritage

The first edition of the festival was held in Anbar Office, an old house in the center of Old Damascus near the Umayyad Mosque, in May 2013 with participation of unions, associations and popular and civil organizations.

Qabas/ H. Said

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