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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy Two - 19 April 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy Two - 19 April 2023 - Page 4

International Festival of Nomadic Migration, a beginning for ‘Ardebil 2023’ event

The ‘Ardebil 2023’ event will introduce the city of Ardebil as the tourism capital of the ECO (Economic Cooperation Organization) countries in the current year.
The International Festival of Nomadic Migration, to be held from April 26 to 28 in Jafarabad, which lies on the Moghan Plain, can be regarded as the beginning of this important event, according to IRNA.
With the approval of the tourism ministers of the ECO member countries in 2019, Ardebil, the capital city of the northwestern province of Ardebil, was selected as the tourism capital of the organization in 2023.
Meanwhile, a number of committees have been formed to organize the “Ardebil 2023” event.
The Festival of Nomadic Migration has been held annually in the green Moghan Plain for the past nine years, in cooperation with the locals and nomads, who will establish a number of pavilions to display their traditional handicrafts and other products.
The festival plays an important part in introducing and reviving the traditional customs and arts of the local villagers and nomads living in the region. This year’s festival, which is to be held at an international level, will help familiarize people living inside and outside of the country with the cultural values, customs and traditions of the target community.
A number of ministers from ECO countries, Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Minister Ezzatullah Zarghami and some provincial and local officials are expected to participate in the festival.
Although the city of Ardebil has been selected as the tourism capital of ECO countries, during the event, the provincial officials will attempt to make the best use of this opportunity to introduce the tourism capacities and anthropological features of the other cities of the province.
Regarding the extent of the cultural, social, economic and political impact of the festival, it can help draw the attention of the public to the economic and cultural importance of the region.
Sprawling on a high, windswept plateau, Ardebil is well-known for having abundant natural beauty, hospitable people, and its tradition of trade in silk and carpets.
The province is freezing in the winter and mild in the summer, attracting thousands every year. The capital city of Ardebil is usually recorded as one of the coldest cities in the country in the winter.
The province attracts a very large number of visitors from across the country as well as other countries including the neighboring Republic of Azerbaijan and Iraq.


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