Fifth International Peace Festival concludes in Nineveh Plains, Iraq

BAGHDEDE, Iraq — The activities of the Fifth International Peace Festival concluded in the Nineveh Plains town of Baghdede, with the participation of many local and public figures and institutions in Nineveh Governorate, Iraq.

The festival was attended by Syriac Catholic Archbishop Mar Youhanna Boutros Moshi Mor Yohanna Boutros Moshi, priests and nuns, Governor of Nineveh Najm al-Jubouri, and a number of Iraqi artists and intellectuals.

The slogan of this year’s festival was “Ismaa Baghdede” (Listen to Baghdede). It took place on the International Day of Peace under the auspices of the Bytna for Culture and Arts.

The festival included an art exhibition, handicrafts, performances by a number of bands and art troupes, singing, and a large market. Sixty local brands participated in the festival.

During the festival, many cultural and artistic figures who worked in the service of the town and its people were honored.

Baghdede is also preparing to hold a ceremony for the 18th anniversary of launching Suroyo TV, which will be held with the participation of Chaldean–Syriac–Assyrian people in Nineveh Plains and the diaspora.