Saturday, April 2
Syrians in Damascus celebrate New Year by the 6,766 year-old Syrian calendar
Damascus, Syria- Activities of the Syrian Heritage Festival (AKITO) started Friday in Damascus
The 3-day festival includes a number of social, sport, handicrafts, exhibitions, plastic art and various popular folkloric activities in different locations in Damascus including Takiyaeh Suleimaniya, al-Jala’a sports hall, Tishreen park, Meskiyeha roundabout and Dama Rose hotel.
Syrian singer Reber Waheed celebrated the first day of activities with a number of songs, particularly about Syria in all its languages, which he sang in seven languages. He said that Akito proves that Syrians are highly interested in reviving their heritage and folklore, which represent a challenge to terrorism ...
For her part Mai al-Sileh, Damascus tourism manager, said that the aim of the festival is to shed light on the Syrian heritage and Syria’s role in civilization since Akito represents the ancient Syrian calendar, which dates back to 6766 years ago.