Bosnia and Herzegovina lights up Expo 2020 Dubai

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Dancers perform during the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Day celebrations at the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Staff Reporter, Gulf Today

Bosnia and Herzegovina at Expo 2020 Dubai celebrated its National Day in the presence of dignitaries and VIPs from the country.  

The National Day event commenced with a welcome speech by Hamad Ahmed Al Rahoumi, First Deputy Speaker of the Federal National Council, and featured engaging cultural folklores and artistic performances that portrayed unique historical and cultural heritage at the world’s greatest show.

For the celebration, the Bosnia and Herzegovina contributed to Expo 2020 Dubai with rich traditional music and dance performances representing the tradition of the country and offering a glimpse to visitors and people in the UAE. The event was attended by Denis Zvizdic, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of BiH; Edin Forto, Prime Minister of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Adnan Delic, Minister of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The celebration featured special cultural folklore performers, including an act by KUD Baščaršija that combined different traditional dances from Bosniak, Croatian, and Serbian culture in period-appropriate costumes, such as Gluho Glamocko dance and Pjesma u tepsiji.

Divanhana, a Bosnian sevdah band performed traditional music from the Balkans. The band made use of different musical directions and arrangements focusing on sevdalinka, which is a traditional genre of folk music native to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The occasion was graced by musicians like Marija Sestic and Dino Sukalo.

Bosnia and Herzegovina are globally competitive in the production of a wide range of goods, including organic and inorganic compounds and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, textiles, clothing and footwear, leather goods, food products, metal products, wood and paper products, as well as various household items. To find out more about investment opportunities, beautiful sights and inspirational people.

Meanwhile, The world is now hailing the vision and courage demonstrated by the leadership of Dubai and the UAE at this special time facing all the challenges and turning the challenges as blessings. About 3 to 5 percent of people visiting Expo 2020 is expected revisiting Dubai or planning to make Dubai their residence post the Expo.

In 1851 the Crystal Palace was the centrepiece of London’s Great Exhibition – the first World Expo. It celebrated the man-made industrial wonders of a rapidly changing world. Architecture, contents and a theme, ‘Industry of All Nations’, were combined to create a big idea of nations meeting nations in shared technological and commercial progress. In more recent years, participants in World Expos, including governments, international organisations and companies, have gathered to find solutions to universal challenges and to promote their achievements, products, ideas, innovations, their national brand, and their nations as destinations for tourism, trade and investment.

World Expos are held under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation responsible for overseeing and regulating international exhibitions (‘Expos’) and for fostering their core values of Education, Innovation and Cooperation. Today, four types of Expos are organised under the BIE’s auspices: World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos and the Triennale di Milano.

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