Dekemhare — The National Festival 2013 which officially opened on 17 August in Dekemhare under the theme "Our Cultural Heritage, Core of Tourist Attraction" making significant contribution in promoting cultural values of the society, according to coordinators of the festival.
They explained that they were motivated to display cultural heritages, creativities, traditional food and beverages as well as development accomplishments of the region and sub-zones. They further said that historical heritages that could not be moved from their places of orgin are being displayed through photographs.
Mr. Saleh Mohammed-Seid and Ms. Guoi Kahsai, residents of sub-zones of Senafe and Mai-Mine respectively, explained that the National Festival which is colorfully underway attests to the diversity, tourism and natural resources and development accomplishments of the region.
Mr. Teklemariam Gebreyesus on his part indicated that the historical and cultural heritages being displayed and specially the more than 100 years old traditional artifacts being the center of attention of visitors.
Likewise, 66 years old Mr. Fesehatsion Tesfaselasie, member of the Tekilo cultural troupe, pointed out that every sub-zone is displaying fruits, resources as well as photo exhibition depicting their respective sub-zones.