Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) announced plans to host a heritage event at the Manama Souq for 10 days.
This “Road to Manama” will be organized by BTEA on September 22 – October 1, during evening hours. It will include various workshops designed to introduce children and teenagers to traditional Bahraini crafts and teach them how to master them.
The event will also offer different Bahraini-focused seminars designed to help participants uncover their skills and talents as well as filling their time with practical knowledge and abilities in a variety of disciplines.
The “Road to Manama” will be accompanied by a host of public events that include traditional Bahraini games, musical performances, children’s storytelling. A puppet show will be staged on September 22 – 24 in conjunction with Saudi National Day.
The “Road to Manama” is specifically targeted to different age groups of visitors, children and young adults to ingrain the Bahraini national heritage in their minds, as it contributes to the definition of Bahraini heritage and its acquisitions. At the same time, it connects them to the professions of their fathers and grandfathers that once formed the foundations of Bahrain’s economic prosperity.
It also introduces them to the ancient cultural heritage of the Souq by taking them on a tour through its various corners and roads, such as Manama’s ancillary marketplaces, the blacksmiths market and others, Dr. Nasser Qaedi, CEO of the BTEA, said.
The events, the outdoor cinema and the design competition, will be held in November and December.