In Agadir, the “Biyelmawn” carnival celebrates Amazigh heritage –

LThe second edition of this event was marked by the participation of carnival troupes from some African countries who paraded with the associations of the square and the young people of the city.

Throughout this colorful parade, the young talents exhibited their creative potential in terms of disguises, masks and artistic performances, in front of many spectators admiring this ancestral heritage.

In a festive and unique atmosphere, the festival offered the public the opportunity to admire shows and costumes of young people covering themselves with fleeces and skins of sheep, goats and cows, as well as juggling games, dances to the rhythm of traditional and popular music.

In a statement to MAP, Khalid Kaidi, from the organizing committee of this carnival, indicated that this event was marked by the participation of more than 1,500 young people from the Souss-Massa region, in addition to representatives from African countries including Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast and Guinea, noting that this event contributes to the cultural influence of the city of Agadir.

Alongside the Carnival, the program of this cultural event included the organization of a photographic exhibition on “Biyelmawn” and the holding of a conference entitled “The carnival and the territorial attractiveness of the city”, where Moroccan experts and researchers and their counterparts from France and Switzerland shed light on different aspects of this heritage with a focus on its role in the promotion of the territory.

According to the organizers, this event with its deeply rooted symbolic, cultural and historical evocations, is part of the Agadir Communal Action Plan (PAC), in its dimension which aims to promote the Amazigh cultural heritage which constitutes the identity of the city of Agadir, making it a capital of Amazigh culture.

The international carnival of Agadir is also a crowning achievement of all the festivities organized in the different provinces and prefectures of the Souss-Massa region throughout the days of the Eid Al Adha celebration.

It is organized by the urban commune of Agadir in partnership with the regional council of Souss-Massa and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, via the Souss Massa Center for Cultural Development.

(with MAP)



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