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Tarafa bin Al-Abd Festival: Celebrating Arabian Poetry Legacy in Al-Ahsa

Festival Tribute:

Join the Saudi Ministry of Culture for the Tarafa bin Al-Abd Festival. a vibrant celebration in Al-Ahsa, Jeddah, from November 16 to 24. This event pays homage to Arabian Poetry Legacy in Al-Ahsa and is a key part of the Arab Poetry Path initiative. Rooted in admiration for Arabic poetry luminaries, it highlights the profound significance of the seven odes. a pinnacle in early Arabic literature.

Delve into the rich heritage of Tarafa bin Al-Abd, a celebrated sixth-century poet from the Bakr tribe, through an immersive festival. Engage in cultural activities curated to commemorate Al-Abd’s profound contributions to ancient Arabic poetry.

The Poet’s Theater:

Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing theatrical portrayal of his life and explore the Poet’s Theater, which hosts interactive poetry sessions and insightful seminars, all centered around the illustrious poet’s journey and poetic brilliance.

Soulful Performances:

Savor the essence of Al-Abd’s profound verses through live performances by local Saudi bands, infusing soulful melodies into the festivities. Witness the skillful craftsmanship of Al-Ahsa’s artisans in the exclusive artisan area, while the vibrant market zones offer a plethora of engaging and interactive activities.

Artistic Workshops:

Participate in engaging workshops that focus on poetry recitation, creative verse composition, and artistic interpretations of the poet’s essence, providing a truly immersive experience. The dedicated children’s section blends entertainment with educational sessions, nurturing artistic skills and fostering an appreciation for traditional art forms.

Indulge in the flavors of the Eastern Province, particularly Al-Ahsa, at the dedicated local cuisine area. Delight in traditional dishes that embody the region’s rich heritage, emphasizing the use of local ingredients such as dates and Hassawi rice. Embark on a culinary journey that reflects the cultural richness of the area.

Join us in Celebrating Arabian Poetry Legacy in Al-Ahsa, the enduring legacy of Tarafa bin Al-Abd and the vibrant cultural tapestry of the region.

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