GAZA — The Palestinians in Gaza City on Tuesday celebrated the Palestinian Traditional Costume Day by marching in traditional dress symbolic of the Palestinian identity.
Surrounding their necks with the Palestinian traditional scarfs, the marchers sang traditional songs and danced the traditional Palestinian dancing known as “a-Dabkeh.”
Several teenagers waved Palestinian flags and carried what they called the keys of return as a reminder of the homes their grandparents were forced to leave in 1948.
Aaref Bakker, director of public relations in the Ministry of culture, said the Palestinian people should follow their traditions related to the Palestinian heritage.
The Palestinian heritage “is a testament to the Palestinians’ adherence to their land, customs and traditions,” he noted.