Large turnout for Liwa Festival competitions


Liwa, Al Dhafra (Al Ittihad)

Today, the participations of “Al-Khalas” and “Al-Fard” are received for the Al Ain region and the open runs in the seventeenth session of the Liwa Date Festival, which continues its competitions for the fifth day. Yesterday morning, the competitions of Rutb Bu Maan and Rutb Al Khunaizi began, in addition to the competition for the most beautiful fairy tale, while the festival’s competitions continue until 25 This July, in the city of Liwa in the Al Dhafra region, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organized by the Abu Dhabi Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Programs Management Committee.
The Liwa Date Festival witnessed wide participation in the Rutb Al-Khunaizi competition (for which 15 prizes worth 397 thousand dirhams were allocated), the Rutb Boumaan competition (for which 15 prizes worth 397 thousand dirhams were allocated), and the “The Most Beautiful Rutab” competition (for which 10 prizes worth 54,000 dirhams were allocated). and 500 dirhams).

The organizing committee had set the conditions for participation in the dates’ competitions, where the production must be local and from the 2021 season, to be in the appropriate maturity stage, and the wetness rate should not exceed 50%., that a single participation should not include more than one variety within the categories of the particular variety, except The weight of the participating wet is less than 10 kg in the individual items and it is presented in two deviations. The damp must be free from insect infestations, and from dead insects, their eggs, larvae or their offal, the wet must be free from visible defects, and the wet must not have an unnatural smell or taste, or be tainted Mineral or sandy traces such as scars, the size of the wet should be appropriate, not contain unripe fruits, and be free from pesticide and chemical fertilizer residues, as the winning production will be tested in the laboratory.
As for the conditions of the most beautiful fairy tale, it requires: that the model of the fable be innovative and new and not shared in the previous seasons, well ventilated, that the model bears a new and clear idea and links the nobility of the past with the beauty of the present, that the fable be a wicker (hand-made), and that the raw materials used in The basket is decorated and formed 80/100 of which are handmade, easy to move and move, the general shape of the fable is consistent between its colors and components, the wet weight is 5 kilograms, the wet type of luxury, the fable is attached to a card showing the raw materials used, methods of manufacture, their names and type wet.

Celebrating heritage
Participants in the most beautiful fairy tale competition confirmed that the Liwa Date Festival celebrates the palm and the heritage of the UAE, pointing out that it embodies the great role played by the wise leadership in supporting agriculture and farmers, and preserving and preserving the heritage, customs and traditions.
They stressed their keenness to participate in this annual event, especially in the competition of the most beautiful fairy tale, and to present the most beautiful designs that combine the nobility of the past and the authenticity of the present, as participation in the competition is not the main goal of winning the prize as much as it is to teach our children one of the most important professions that are still present to us. Today, it is the “wicker industry” that relies on palm fronds, and during which many handicrafts are produced, including the “basket”, combo, bags, and other daily needs.

Receiving posts
This Friday morning, the contestants will receive the participation of the contestants in the “Rubt Al-Khalas” and “Al-Fard” (open runs), and the “Rubt Al-Khalas” and “Al-Fard” competitions for Al Ain farms, from 8 am to 3 pm, at the festival site in Liwa City in the Al Dhafra region.
The Organizing Committee allocated 80 cash prizes distributed over the four rounds, including 25 prizes for landscaping Rutb Al-Khalas (the open circuit), 25 prizes for landscaping Rutb Al-Khalas for farms in the Al Ain region, 15 prizes for landscaping Rutb Al-Khalas (the open circuit), and 15 prizes for landscaping Rutb Al-Fard for farms in the Al Ain region.
The judging committees begin their duties after the completion of the handover operations, and continue until the end of the next day, when the results of the competitions for salvation and assignment competitions will be announced on Saturday evening, whereby entries are evaluated according to precise specifications and standards, and the winning production is examined in the laboratory.

It is worth noting that the organizing committee of the Liwa Date Festival has announced the amendment of the conditions for participation in the “model farm competition” to include farms from an area of ​​15,000 square meters (15 dunums), in appreciation of the farmers’ interest in their farms and encouraging them to develop them and to open the door for competition to the largest number of participants.
The Model Farm Competition includes three categories: (Eastern lecturers, Western lecturers, and Al Dhafra cities), and 15 prizes are offered (with 5 prizes for each category) with a total value of two million two hundred and fifty thousand dirhams, and the first place winner in each category receives a cash prize of 300 One thousand dirhams, second place 180,000 dirhams, third 120 thousand dirhams, fourth 90 thousand dirhams, and fifth 60 thousand dirhams, as the results will be announced on the last day of the festival on July 25.


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