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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 16/04/2014
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(MENAFN - #Qatar News Agency) ha April 16 - Qatar's ancestral marine life traditions and customs come alive Wednesday with the opening of Senyar Pearl Diving and Fishing Competition here in Doha.Katara Cultural Village is displaying the third edition of these contests to revive Qatar's ancient heritage organisers said.Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said "Such events revive Qatar's maritime tradition and customs of our ancestors passed from one generation to the next. The events show our relationship with the sea which is deeply rooted in our culture."Fifty-nine teams set off to sea from Sealine on a four-day traditional fishing and pearl diving competitions which offer QR 1.5 Million prize money.The teams comprising 638 members set sail at 4pm on sambuk dhows supplied by Katara.Senyar Organising Committee Chairman Ahmad Al Hatmi "The contests endeavour to revive Qatar's ancient traditions of pearl diving and fishing and promote them as hobbies.""The third edition has shown a rise in the number of participants reaching 638 which is higher compared to last year. Katara has prepared 58 dhows for the competitors" he said.The contests conclude with an Al Qafal ceremony which is a traditional ceremony to welcome fishermen and pearl divers after a safe arrival from the sea. The five-hour ceremony will honour all participants at Katara Beach organisers said.Judges Committee Chief Jihad Al Jidah said 54 teams would catch fish while the other five will dive for pearls.Katara Cultural Village organises and promotes Qatar's traditional heritage as well as Arab culture through various culture events.


 
 


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