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Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh). ©UNESCO 2011
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Annual pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh)

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Rakb Sidi Cheikh

Every year at the end of June, Sufi communities undertake a three-day pilgrimage to the mausoleum of Sidi ‘Abd el-Qader Ben Mohammed (Sidi Cheikh) in El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh. The pilgrimage renews peaceful ties among the Sufi brotherhood and contributes to the growth of Sufism. It also promotes community values such as hospitality and collective practices such as praises, Koran recitations, secular chants and dances. Festivities - including fencing, equestrian competitions and dances - complement the prayers and rituals at the heart of the pilgrimage.


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Lieu/Pays: Algeria
Séries: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Générique: Mohamed cherif Begga, director ; Ahmed Ben Noum, director. CNRPAH, producer.
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