Thousands of Jordanians flocked Wednesday night to the town of Fuheis, located between the cities of Amman and Salt, to attend the opening of the thirtieth session of the annual Fuheis Festival. This year, the festival, which began at seven pm, bore the name of the late Minister of Culture Grace Samawi, in appreciation of his great contributions to the Jordanian and Arab cultures. Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez attended the event, representing Prince Al-Hassan bin Talal. Festival administration seeks to present a variety of cultures, arts and exhibitions. The opening ceremony included a lyrical operetta titled “Land of Peace” presented by the Palestinian Independence Band, addressing national aspects. It was followed by Egyptian artistic performances by a group of Egyptian Opera House stars. The festival also includes heritage and art exhibitions of local handicrafts in addition to concerts.
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