The administration of the Jordanian annual summer festival Jarash has for the second time since its establishment announced that it has halted all of the events for this year, and will only be lighting the torch of the prestigious festival. The decision came in a step to show solidarity with Jordan’s dear friend Lebanon that is currently under attack by Israel.
Head of the festival, Jarius Samawi, stated that the organizing committee felt it is the only appropriate thing to do was to stop all activities at a time that the region is up in flames.
Jarius added that it would be inappropriate for such a prestigious festival that always stood as a symbol of Arab culture and Art to hold any entertaining events.
According to the Jordanian based daily, Al Rai, the festival was to begin on July 26, and was to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the participation of prominent stars from around the Arab world including Lebanon.
The first time the festival had cancelled its events was back in 1982 also during an Israeli raid over Lebanon.