TTWN–In 2018, the European Union celebrated the European Year of Cultural Heritage. As a result, the EU Delegation to Jordan partnered with the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism to launch the first ever Heritage Days in Jordan.
Due to its success, the initiative is happening again in October 2019.Organised by EUNIC Jordan, the 2nd edition of Heritage Days aims to highlight our shared cultural heritage and encourage everyone to become actively involved in the safeguarding of Jordan’s heritage for present and future generations.It’s an opportunity to involve citizens from all backgrounds, in particular young people, in events and projects emphasizing Jordan’s heritage and values, helping to strengthen a sense of belonging.
A wide range of activities will take place: exhibitions, performances, workshops, hikes, theatre plays, lectures and access to historical sites that are often closed to the public.
6 October (15h – 17h)
Around forty children from Petra, Hesban and Amman will perform an historical re-enactment that includes the following scenes: Mediterranean market + daily life scenes (washing laundry, rejoicing infant games, blacksmith workshop) + preparation of henna and tea + characters between dream and reality.
29 October (17h30)
Jordan Hejaz Railway Corporation (Mahatta)
Inauguration of the Belgian Hejaz Wagon + screening of 4 short narrative movies written and produced by the participants at a workshop by the Royal Film Commission + exhibition of rare photos.