Jerash Festival

The Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts is an annually-held event held in Jerash, Jordan. It is part of the Jordan Festival, that aims to enrich cultural activities in Jordan. Founded in 1981 by Queen Noor,[2] it features several shows performed by Jordanian, Arab and foreign artists.[3]

Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts
GenreCulture & Arts
Dates22–30 July 2015
Location(s)Jerash, Jordan
Years active35
Founded1981
Attendance150,000[1]
Patron(s)Jerash Roman theaters
Websitehttp://www.jerashfestival.jo/Aboutusar.aspx
https://www.facebook.com/Festival.Jarash
Jerash Festival 2018

FestivalEdit

In 2015, the festival hosted 40 different Jordanian artists in Jerash, along with popular Arab singers such as: Najwa Karam, Maya Diab and Wael Kfouri.[4] The festival is hailed as one of the largest cultural activities in the region with millions of people going to see it.[5] The 31st Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts in 2016 attracted over 100,000 visitors and the attendance rates were a lot than last year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thanks, Ramy Ayach! Jerash Festival attracts over 150K fans on its opening weekend". albawaba.com. 26 July 2015.
  2. ^ "The stars come out for Jordan's Jerash Festival". albawaba.com. 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Jerash Festival to start July 23". The Jordan Times. 1 June 2015.
  4. ^ "29th Jerash festival opens – Women in Jordan". womeninjordan.org.
  5. ^ "Jordan News Agency (Petra) -". petra.gov.jo. Archived from the original on 22 November 2016.