2019 WWD Regional Event in Morocco

Organized by the Adayday Association of Cultural, Artistic and Social Development, the 2nd International Symposium on Sculpture of Tetouan was held in Tetouan City, Morocco from June 16th to 22nd. As one of the regional events of the 2019 World Wood Day, this symposium was supported by the World Wood Day Foundation (WWDF) and the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS).

Located in the northwest of Morocco, Tetouan is a historic city that was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. As the second event, the symposium not only continued its previous programs of woodcarving and stone carving, but also added a number of colorful on-site demonstration programs such as ironwork, clay, painting and mosaic collage art. In addition, the organizers also arranged some special activities such as the visit to traditional craft school, special education school, local traditional architectures and tree-planting. More than 30 guests from 14 countries were invited to the Symposium.

June 16-22, 2019

Theater Square, Tetouan, Morocco

The Earth

regional event in Morocco

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7 wood artists from 5 countries participated in the woodcarving program. They selected their raw carving materials on the first day of the event. The theme of the event is “The Earth”. During the four days of creation, all the artists have done their best to create art pieces that reflecting their different cultural backgrounds. The materials pr...

On-site Demonstration

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7 artists from Italy, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain participated in the stone carving program. 5 female artists from Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia demonstrated clay creations. Nabeel Hashem Najdi, a national artist of Saudi Arabia, brought a live show of iron art. Artists from Morocco and Congo also performed iron art creation...


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Exhibition ribbon was cut by the Mayor of the Tetouan on the evening of June 21st. The artists presented their works and creative ideas to the audiences. A traditional Moroccan music performance kicked off the event closing ceremony. Mayor Idaomar Mohamed delivered his speech and presented awards to the invited guests together with Mr. Adayday A...

Tree Planting

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Tree planting is an essential part of every World Wood Day event. All the participants were invited to plant 50 saplings of Plumbago Auriculata on the hills of the rural area of Tetouan, spreading love and hope on the beautiful land.  



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Special Education School

The participants were invited to a local special education school in Tetouan, and brought a clay experience class to the children of the school. A pleasant music performance was given by the children, and fully touched heart of all the attendees.

Handicraft Schools

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