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Marzouki kicks off grape harvesting, opens 53rd edition of Vine Festival

August 19, 2014

GROMBALIA, (TAP) - Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, on Monday, kicked off the grape harvesting season in a farm in Nouel, delegation of Grombalia and opened the 53rd edition of the Festival of the Vine held from August 18 to 25 in Grombalia.

Marzouki attended shows of giant puppets, musical bands and majorettes parade performed in the public garden in Grombalia and visited an exhibition of old photographs of the city.

He also learnt about activities of several youth and cultural organisations and visited an exhibition highlighting the agricultural features of Grombalia.

The caretaker president then inaugurated the open-air theatre in Grombalia and attended a show by the national music band, on the opening of the 53rd Festival of the Vine.

President of the Special Delegation of the Municipality of Grombalia and president of the association of the festival of the vine said the new theatre, which was built after many years of waiting, is a real asset for the town and surrounding areas.

With a hosting capacity of 1,500 spectators, the theatre can accommodate various performances (music, theatre, dance), he added.

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Source: Agency Tunis Afrique Press

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