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It may be a country more commonly associated with Samba and carnival, but Brazil was beating to an Omani rhythm recently with a series of cultural days going down a storming success in two of the South American country’s largest cities. 
 
Held between July 28 and August 2 in Sao Paulo and from August 5 to August 9 in Rio de Janeiro, the cultural days were the first time any Arab country has attempted such a thing in Brazil. Their popularity goes to show there is a strong interest in the Middle East within the country. 
 
The days featured an extensive cultural programme designed by the Ministry of Heritage, including displays of traditional dance and crafts, as well as photographic exhibitions to showcase the unique beauty of the Sultanate. 
Traditional Omani dance
Exhibitions on tolerance and hospitality were also part of proceedings, along with supporting documentaries. 
 
Rubens Hannun, vice president for marketing at the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce said that the Brazilian side is impressed by Omani culture and has a great desire to know the details of customs and traditions, which will in turn reflect positively in the promotion of relations in various fields between the two countries. 
 
The cultural days were the result of collaborations between the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism, the Public Authority for Craft Industries and the Omani Photographic Society among others, held in coordination with the Sultanate’s embassy in Brazil. 
 
Original Source: Y Oman 
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