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Iran World Handicraft Week Celebrations, June 9-10, 2024

Iran World Handicraft Week Celebrations, June 9-10, 2024, Shiraz, Iran

The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts (MCTH) Iran, a National Entity Member of the World Crafts Council AISBL, recently concluded a spectacular celebration of "Iran World Handicraft Week" and the "60th Anniversary 'Diamond Jubilee' of the World Crafts Council AISBL". Held in Shiraz, Iran, on June 9-10, 2024, this event showcased the country's rich heritage of handicrafts and marked a significant milestone in the global crafts community.

The festivities spanned across all 31 provinces of Iran and included a diverse range of activities totaling 400 events. These activities were designed to highlight the craftsmanship and cultural significance of Iran's handicrafts, featuring celebrations for handicrafts veterans, contests, specialized meetings with mayors of World Crafts Cities, exhibitions, handicrafts markets, and a grand celebration in Shiraz attended by numerous handicrafts activists and officials.

During the event, the World Crafts Council AISBL President, Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi, delivered a video message commemorating the WCC AISBL 60th Anniversary. He expressed the Council's commitment to empowering artisans, fostering cultural exchange, and promoting sustainable development through craftsmanship. Mr. al-Qaddumi also acknowledged Iran's significant contributions to the global crafts community, praising the country's dedication to preserving its heritage spanning thousands of years.

The event in Shiraz not only celebrated Iran's rich handicrafts heritage but also served as a platform for promoting values such as creativity, sustainability, and cultural diversity. It brought together artists, craftsmen, academics, and enthusiasts from across the world, reinforcing the importance of preserving traditional crafts and advancing the crafts sector globally.

As the celebrations concluded, Iran received special recognition for its proactive efforts in preserving and advancing crafts in its regions, cities, and villages. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts website provides more information about this successful event and ongoing initiatives:

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