Oman Marks Annual Day for Honouring UNESCO-listed Omani Personalities

10th Feb each year Designated as Annual Day for Honouring UNESCO-listed Omani Personalities

Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman celebrates the Annual Day for Honouring UNESCO-listed Omani Personalities, which falls on February 10 of every year.

The celebration of this day aims to introduce influential Omani figures at the local and global levels, and shed light on their cognitive and scientific legacy, and The first important Omani historical event included in this programme, which is the 350th anniversary of the establishment of Jibreen Fort.

The Sultanate of Oman has succeeded in including seven Omani figures and one historical event in the UNESCO Program for Important Historical Events and Globally Influential Personalities, namely: the linguist Al-Khalil bin Ahmed Al-Farahidi in 2005 AD, and the doctor and pharmacist Rashid bin Omairah Al-Hashimi Al-Rustaqi in 2013 AD, and in 2015 AD the polymath and reformer was included. The social worker Sheikh Nour al-Din Abdullah bin Humaid al-Salmi and the doctor and physicist Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Azdi, nicknamed Ibn al-Dhahabi, then included the Omani poet Nasser bin Salem al-Rawahi, nicknamed Abu Muslim al-Bahlani in 2019 AD, and the Omani navigator Ahmed bin Majid al-Saadi in 2021 AD. And in the meetings of the Administrative Affairs Committee And the financial emanating from the work of the forty-second session of the General Conference of UNESCO, which was held in November of last year. The Sultanate of Oman was able to include two new cultural elements in this program, namely: the 350th anniversary of the establishment of the Jibreen Fortress, and the 150th anniversary of the death of the historian and literary poet. Humaid bin Muhammad bin Raziq./Omaniya/Yasser Al Balushi

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