Sabeen squareStarting-point of celebrations of Sana’a Arab culture capital 2004 [Archives:2003/697/Local News]

December 25 2003

The Ministry of culture and Tourism has last week announced opening of cultural activities marking declaration of Sana'a capital of Arab culture 2004 as starting from al-Sabeen Square in Sana'a.
The opening ceremony would include fireworks and folklore dances in the main squares of Sana'a. The festival would be attended by great number of Yemeni officials, and ambassadors accredited to Yemen and 100 Arab cultural and artistic personalities. Evening of the opening ceremonies of that day would also witness the enkindling of the torch of Sana'a capital of Arab culture at the Tahrir square in downtown of Sana'a.
Sana'a major cultural activities are to include eight festivals of poetry, theatre, story, cinema, plastic art and four international conferences, four forums, four symposiums, 13 various exhibitions and more than 11 cultural convoys in other governorates in participation in various cultural and other activities.