Morocco Honored as Guest of Honor in Fatick, Senegal

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Morocco is honored as the guest of honor at the twelfth edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture in the Fatick region (central Senegal), taking place from January 8 to 12.

According to the Senegalese Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage, this event is organized under the effective presidency of the Senegalese President Macky Sall, who hails from the Fatick region, under the theme “Macky… Arts and Heritage.” It serves as a means to celebrate the President and highlight his achievements in the cultural sector.

The same source pointed out that “cultural and historical heritage professionals and practitioners aim to honor President Macky Sall through the twelfth edition of the festival.”

The program of this cultural event includes a national book exhibition, lectures on culture, a forum on the topic “Cultural Policies in Senegal: Achievements and Challenges,” and a workshop titled “Intersecting Perspectives on Literature and Nation-Building,” in addition to meetings between Senegalese authors and the audience.

The city of Kaffrine hosted the eleventh edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture from January 21 to 28, 2023.

The festival was established in 1996 through a strong recommendation from the Cultural Convergence Conference within the Senegalese nation, held in 1994 in Kaolack, initiated by former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf (1981-2000).

The first national festival of arts and culture was organized in Thies in 1997, followed by Dakar (1999), Ziguinchor (2001 and 2003), Tambacounda (2005), Saint-Louis (2007 and 2012), Louga (2017), and Kolda (2018).

The festival highlights local cultures and ethnic cultural experiences in various parts of Senegal.


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