Jerusalem24 – The Directorate of the Ministry of Culture in Jenin opened, today, Wednesday, a folklore exhibition of the Women’s Association for the Revival of Folklore, entitled “the work of our grandmas”, as an extension of the activities of the National Culture Day.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Director of the Ministry of Culture, Amal Ghazal, the Director of Education of Jenin, Salam Al-Taher, the President of the Association , Hiyam Abu Zahra, directors and representatives of the governorate, official and civil institutions, feminist frameworks and activists, and women active in traditional work and handicrafts.
Ghazal expressed her pride and appreciation for the high artistic level, popular foods that express our people’s adherence to its history and heritage, artistic and creative paintings that embody the hopes and aspirations of our people, noting that the Ministry of Culture is interested in revitalizing the cultural movement in all governorates of the homeland.
She added that the opening of this exhibition came as an extension of the activities of national culture and to emphasize the protection of our heritage, as one of the Ministry’s most important plans is to protect and preserve the national heritage in light of the onslaught of the occupation authorities that aims to steal our heritage and falsify our history and distort it in the absence of legislation and laws protecting this ancient heritage.
From her part, Abu Zahra appreciated the role of the Ministry of Culture for its support to the association and the Palestinian woman to be able to market her traditional products of food, clothing and folkloric works, which would confirm that women can participate and contribute to building state institutions, and that they have a distinctive role and a distinct personality.
The exhibition included artistic paintings that embodied the nation’s heritage and the Palestinian dream of freedom, and its right to establish its state, as well as corners for popular food, embroidery, handicrafts, folkloric drawings and a corner of the possessions of the martyr, photojournalist Imad Abu Zahra.