General Tourism Authority marks National Heritage Day

General Tourism Authority marks National Heritage Day

February 28, 2021 - 11:50
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The General Authority for Tourism on Saturday organized a celebration to mark the National Heritage Day, under the slogan "Mastering a handiwork is better than inheriting a fortune".

The ceremony, which was held at the authority’s theater, was attended by the President of the General Authority for Tourism, Khaider Malik, besides officials and experts from the field of education, culture, science, arts, and crafts.

The celebration cast spotlight on the challenges facing the traditional industry and crafts in Libya, and in this context, a cooperation agreement was signed between the General Authority for Tourism and the School of Arts and Crafts to support this creative field.

The ceremony concluded with honoring several craftsmen, writers, and experts in the field of traditional crafts, besides others who played a role in supporting and developing the tourism sector.

It is noteworthy that the National Heritage Day, which falls on the 27th of February of each year, was approved by the Arab League to enhance the understanding of the Arab nations of their cultural heritage and as a tool to safeguard the mother tongue language through literature, folklore, arts and, music.