The 4th National Festival of the Algerian traditional dress, celebrating this year the wedding dress, opened Saturday in Algiers.
Inaugurated by Minister of Culture Nadia Labidi at the Palace of Culture Moufdi Zakaria, the agenda of this festival includes exhibitions with various wedding suits as well female and male ones from different regions of Algeria including Algiers, Tlemcen, Constantine, Cherchell and Ghardaia.
Thus, visitors to the festival, which will run until March 13, will discover the latest creations of traditional costumes designed by Algerian stylists and designers.
The organizers of this edition have also planned a special tribute to Saouli Fatiha, an Algerian figure specializing in Algerian traditional dress.
Furthermore, lectures around the traditional dress and its evolution over time, will be led by experts in history and heritage, and a conference on "the suit wedding of Tlemcen" will be hosted by Reda Mansour, crafts specialist in Tlemcen.