HH Amir inaugurates national folklore festival


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in the presence of HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, inaugurated Wednesday Kuwait folklore festival.

Kuwait folklore festival's organizers and participants expressed joy for the kind visit by HH the Amir and HH the Crown Prince to the festival, held on Al-Salmi road of the western governorate of Jahra.

In a speech on the occasion, HH the Amir welcomed all Arab guests participating in the festival, wishing them success and good luck.

HH the Amir also toured the festival area and greeted contestants and organizers. For his part, Falah Al-Mutalaqem, from the organizing committee, expressed gratitude for HH the Amir's attendance and sponsorship of the festival, which is meant to preserve the national cultural heritage.

This years' festival has attracted over 5,200 participants from Kuwait, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.

The festival includes a plethora of activities and competitions, including horse, camel and goat races, falcon beauty and fishing contest, among others.

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