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Sharjah Chamber prepares to launch 3rd Mango Festival 2024 at Expo Khor Fakkan

Thu 20 Jun 2024    
The Brew News Team | 2 min read

Sharjah: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has confirmed its readiness to host the 3rd annual Mango Festival 2024 at Expo Khor Fakkan from June 28 to 30, ensuring all necessary arrangements are in place. Collaborating with the Municipal Council of Khor fakkan, the event aims to unite agricultural companies, farmers, and productive families to exhibit their diverse fruit harvests, including various types of mangoes and citrus fruits.

The festival serves to bolster ongoing agricultural production, which is crucial for economic stability and food security. It also aims to stimulate commercial and tourism activities within the region.

Featuring extensive participation from local farmers, the festival will showcase a wide variety of mango types and host several competitions offering valuable prizes. These include a mango beauty contest, a competition for the most beautifully arranged mango basket exclusively for women, and an art competition for children.

Mohammad Ahmed Amin Al Awadi, Director-General of SCCI, highlighted the Mango Festival’s significance as part of Sharjah’s heritage events focused on the agricultural sector. He emphasized the chamber’s commitment to supporting local farmers and enhancing the quality of agricultural products.

Participants in the mango beauty contest must submit locally grown mangoes from the 2024 season, sourced from their own farms or gardens, along with proof of ownership. Each participant may enter only one mango variety meeting specific criteria regarding size, condition, and presentation in carton boxes weighing 4 kg.

For the women’s “Most Beautiful Basket” competition, mangoes must also be locally produced in 2024 and presented in a handmade basket weighing up to 4 kg.

Children aged 8 to 12 can participate in the “Most Beautiful Artwork” competition by submitting mango-themed art, such as models or paintings, with each child allowed one entry accompanied by a copy of their Emirates ID.

The festival will run daily from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature economic forums, cultural performances by folk groups, competitions, and educational workshops on agricultural techniques and crop care.

In essence, the Mango Festival at Expo Khor Fakkan promises to celebrate local agricultural diversity, promote community engagement, and contribute to the preservation of UAE’s cultural heritage.

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