(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
Baghdad:The eighth Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Arts will begin on Thursday in the historical theater of the ancient Iraqi city of Babylon.
The festival witnesses the participation of poets and creators from different countries of the world, where the festival seeks to confirm the return of Iraqi culture to the valleys of Arab and international culture.
A large number of Arab countries, including Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, and Morocco, as well as non-Arab countries such as Turkey, Iran, a number of European countries and the United States, will attend the 10-day festival.
On March 22, World Poetry Day will be celebrated with several poetry readings by a number of leading Iraqi poets and guests in three evenings. Four performances will be presented on March 27 on the occasion of World Theater Day.
The cinema presents several Iraqi, Arab, and international documentary and novel films. The events also include the music activities and exhibitions of Iraqi art, and a book fair.