DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
The government of Tanzania on Friday declared
September a month for celebrating the rich cultural heritage of
the East African country.
Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, said the occasion
named Heritage Festival will be a national event aimed at
celebrating and cherishing the country’s rich and diversified
Festival will enhance Tanzania’s pride and identity. It will
also diversify tourist products, allowing young generation to
gain an appreciation of national history and culture,” he told a
news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
The minister said
the festival will be an annual event that will also help promote
Tanzania’s tourist destinations and contribute to revenue
He said President
John Magufuli will be the guest of honor at the official launch
of Heritage Festival in the capital Dodoma in September.
The festival will
feature a carnival, exhibitions of traditional art and craft,
traditional dance and music from all tribes in Tanzania.