International Tourism Festival kicks off in Ghat south of Libya

January 2, 2019

The International Tourism Festival of Ghat inaugurated on Friday in its 24th edition in the city of Ghat.

The opening ceremony was attended by President of the General Authority for Tourism, Khader Malik and Mayor of Ghat, in addition to a number of local officials and people interested in this event.

The festival includes an extensive list of local participators from Ghat, as well as other neighbouring regions, with the aim of highlighting the cultural identity of Ghat people and their cultural heritage, especially with respect to items made of leather, palm fronds, and old ornaments, as well as other traditional handicrafts.

Ghat's festival is held in December of each year with displays from the old cities of Ghat and the traditional village of Birkat.