The Sindyan International Civil Festival was established in 1996 by the initiative of the late Syrian poet Muhammad Imran. Unfortunately, he left the world less than two months after the founding of the festival. After his departure, his children, friends and lovers had to complete what he has started, so that the festival would continue and be the first national and international festival in Syria and reach what it has reached now.
For many years, it remained the only Syrian international civil cultural festival. In addition, and based on several testimonials of many Arab and foreign intellectuals, it is one of the most important Arab and international cultural festivals.
The festival is concerned with cultural and artistic affairs, where poetry and music evenings and forums for sculpture and oil painting are held in the village of Al-Malaga – Tartous – Syria.