Syria's Culture Day Activities Highlighted Syria's Deep-Rooted Civilization

"Culture is a highly- respected human behavior and a state of progress and self-esteem. It is important because it helps people maintain a unique social identity and without our culture we are completely disconnected from our souls” Mr. Majed Sarem, Director of Culture in Lattakia Province said in a statement to the Syriatimes-e newspaper, highlighting the deliberations of the week-long "Culture Day" event, which was kicked off on November 26th by the culture ministry marking its 60th foundation anniversary.

"Syria is home to the oldest and most advanced civilizations of the world and it enjoys long cultural history," Mr. Sarem said.

Talking about the activities held on Syria's Culture Day, Mr. Saem said the Culture ministry intensified its different activities in all the Syrian provinces to present a cultural message that expresses the deep-rooted culture and civilization of Syria.

Syria Trust for Development in Lattakia Holds Cultural Activities to Support Syrian Talented Youths

Hope for peace, rising from the ashes of war and confidence in the Syrians' ability to achieve victory over terrorism and rebuild their country were themes depicted in an artistic exhibition held by the Syria Trust for Development -Al -Sleibeh Manara (Community Center)- in Lattakia.

The three-day event exhibited the art works of the youths, teenagers and even children who had joined free training in painting courses held at the painting club of Al- Sleibeh Manara, Dr. Reham Kassem, Director of the exhibition, who is also the supervisor of the department for intellectual abilities development at Al- Sleibeh Manara, said in a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper, pointing out that this cultural activity is held for the second year in a row.

Dr. Kassem stressed that besides reviving the artistic movement in Syria, the exhibition aims at providing an opportunity for the participants to express their feelings, characters, problems, needs, experiences, social causes as well as to exchange experiences that help enhance their talents.

Wounded Syrian Soldiers Club’s members play active role in society


He is one of the wounded Syrian soldiers and co-founder of the Association of Wounded Syrian Soldiers Club, which was officially launched last month, after four years of hard work in offering psychological support and entertainment to many wounded soldiers in Syria.

Sami Mlhem, 30 years-old, told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the idea of the club, founded by volunteers, is based on “wounded soldier helps wounded soldier” and it aims to provide psychological support and entertainment to wounded soldiers in the country.

Belarusian diplomat to ST: The first-ever Belarusian cinema Festival in Syria will boost friendly relations


For the first time in the history of bilateral relations established between Syria and Belarus 25 years ago, a Belarusian cinema festival is scheduled to kick off on Saturday in Tartous province in Syria for three days.

The three-day activity, organized by Syrian Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of Belarus, comes few weeks after the performance of concert by a Belarusian national dance team at Damascus Opera House.

These cultural activities come among the plan of the Belarussian embassy in Syria to enhance friendly relations between the peoples of Belarus and Syria, according to the ambassador of the Republic of Belarus in Damascus Mr. Alexander Ponomarev, who was interviewed by the Syriatimes e-newspaper on Thursday.

Mr. Ponomarev told us that the first-ever Belarusian cinema days, or what we can call it ‘Belarusian cinema festival’, will start from Tartous province because we have special invitation from the governor of the province. “Last month, the Belarusian dance team got a very warm welcome in Syria and then we came up to the idea of holding this festival, which is a first trial that I hope to be held in the other cities in Syria.”

German Plastic Artist Ursula Baher Dies after Her Dream to Exhibit Her Artworks in Damascus Has Come True

DAMASCUS– The 58-old-year German artist Ursula Baher died Tuesday in Damascus after long suffering with illness, SANA reported.

Yesterday, Baher opened her exhibition under the title “Rising from the Ashes” at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts, making her last wish to showcase her artworks in the heart of Damascus a dream that comes true.

In a press statement after opening her exhibition, Baher sent a message to the Syrian people in which she expressed her love to all Syrians and her confidence that they have achieved victory because they are right.