Video: Egypt's first Folk Games Day

Amira Noshokaty , Wednesday 17 May 2023

Egypt's High Institute for Folk Arts celebrated Folk Games Day for the first time on Tuesday with close to 100 games, including hopscotch, pull the rope, and stick art.

Egypt s first Folk Games Day
Egypt s first Folk Games Day


The institute launched the day to revive the games that enhance the imagination and social bonding among children in a world dominated by digital games that provoke violence among children.

The event was held under the auspices of Ghada Gobara, the head of the Academy of Arts. 

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