Published: 2019-07-19 12:41
Last Updated: 2019-07-19 13:10
On Thursday evening, July 18, 2019, we headed out 48 km north of Amman to cover the opening ceremony of the 34th Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts.
Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Omar Razzaz inaugurated the annual Festival with people from Jordan and several other countries attending the Festival.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the famous torch was lit and the flag of the festival was raised.
The opening ceremony included a distinguished cocktail of cultural, folkloric and singing performances.
That same evening, the Southern Theatre was lit up by a performance by Jordanian singer-songwriter Omar Al-Abdallat.
From Thursday, July 18 until Saturday, July 27, Jerash Festival will feature performances by several local, Arab and international singers, troupes and poets in Jerash on seven theaters and 15 other theatres across the Kingdom.
The Festival was established by Her Majesty Queen Noor in 1981 and it is considered as one of the leading cultural events in the Middle East and North Africa, and important part of the Kingdom’s economy.
In 1982, 2006, and from 2008-2010, the festival was cancelled, but was revived once again in 2011.