Syria is a traditional society with a long cultural history. It values family, religion, education, self respect, hard work and discipline.
Syrian culture has made a large contribution to the arts, particularly in the Arab world. Both historically and in modern times, Syrian writers have produced a range of historic, folk and political narratives that offer insight into the writers’ world, both socially and politically. Syrian music has also produced many notable pan-Arab performers and the traditional dance, Dabkeh, is performed at celebrations all over the Middle East.
Prior to Syria’s civil war, its capital Damascus, where Nayran comes from, was a centre for cultural and artistic innovation.