Faridabad, February 1, 2017.

Surajkund Mela (fair) begins at Faridabad, Haryana, India with elegance.Surajkund International Crafts Mela  has generated a great interest among the countries across the globe, for the 31th edition of the Mela. Surajkund Mela. Every year, a country is chosen to be the Focus Nation that showcases the best of its art, culture, traditions and heritage during the Mela fortnight. Egypt is the partner nation this year. The craftspersons, cultural troupes and master chefs from Lebanon will present their talent and skills to enthrall the visitors at the forthcoming Mela.

Egypt is participating as a Partner Nation with a wide array of spectacles, ranging from arts and crafts provided by a skilled team of artisans, to cultural displays in forms of song and dance by the “Egyptian National Folklore Troupe”, along with other attractions that complement the main theme of the Mela.

A splash of colours, rhythm of drum beats and joy de-vivre merge at Surajkund in Faridabad, Haryana during the first fortnight of each February. The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund International Crafts Mela from 1st February onwards, a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage.

Occupying a place of pride on the international tourist calendar, more than a million visitors throng the Mela during the fortnight including thousands of foreign tourists. The Surajkund Mela is unique as it showcases the richness and diversity of the handicrafts, handlooms and cultural fabric of India, & is the largest crafts fair in the world.

The Mela is organized by the Surajkund Mela Authority & Haryana Tourism in collaboration with Union Ministries of Tourism, Textiles, Culture and External Affairs. For the 31thSurajkund International Crafts Mela-2017, the state of Jharkhand has been chosen to be the Theme State. At least 20 countries & all the states of India will be participating in the Mela.

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