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 6th National Crafts Week celebrates Moroccan artisans from 12 regions 

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The 6th edition of the National Crafts Week is celebrating innovation from 12 to 26 January at the Esplanade Bab Jdid in Marrakech. The flagship event for Moroccan craftsmen, the Week will see the participation of around 1,200 exhibitors from 12 regions of Morocco.

The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Nadia Fettah, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport, and Social Economy on Monday, January 13.

This 6th edition of National Crafts Week (SNA) will be “an opportunity to highlight the craft sector as a real lever for the development of the national economy, contributing to the progress and strengthening of social cohesion, quality of life, wealth creation as well as the offer of numerous career opportunities and professional prospects”, said a press release from the Ministry of Tourism, Crafts, Air Transport and Social Economy and the Maison de l’Artisan, the two organizing parties of the event.

This week aims to promote Moroccan craftsmanship, to celebrate and to pay a vibrant tribute to artisans.

Moreover, this edition differs from the previous ones by its duration. Indeed, it is spread over two weeks and has a thematic breakdown by profession.

The exhibition area also includes a preservation space reserved for trades that are dying out and for the first time, a space for animation and initiation into craft trades dedicated to children.

The experience of the 6th edition of National Crafts Week will be enriched by the presence of guests of honor from representatives of friendly countries, namely Indonesia, Chile, India, Tunisia and Mauritania.

Thus, the 6th edition of the SNA is marked by the organization of two carnivals, a first held on Saturday 11 and a second which will take place on January 17 and which will cross the main arteries of the City of Marrakech