• Short Summary

    THROUGHOUT THE MOSLEMS WORLD -- APRIL 23RD -- IS CELEBRATED AS A SPECIAL FEAST DAY, FOR IT COMMEMORATES ABRAHAM'S SACRIFICE.

  • Description

    THROUGHOUT THE MOSLEMS WORLD -- APRIL 23RD -- IS CELEBRATED AS A SPECIAL FEAST DAY, FOR IT COMMEMORATES ABRAHAM'S SACRIFICE. AMONG THE MOSLEMS OF WEST AFRICA IT'S KNOWN AS 'TABASKI', BUT IN NORTH AFRICA IT'S CALLED 'LE MOULOUD'.

    IN PORTO NOVO, CAPITAL OF DAHOMEY, PRESIDENT SOUROU MIGHAN APITHY ATTENDED THE CEREMONY IN THE CITY'S MAIN SQUARE. WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THE PLATFORM WERE COMMANDANT ALLAIS, M. ADANDE, MINISTER OF JUSTICE, M. ADJOVI, MINISTER OF EDUCATION, M. BIOKOU, VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND M. BOSSOU, PREFECT OF THE COUNTRY SOUTHEAST DIVISION. THEY TOOK PART IN PRAYERS AND WATCHED THE GRAND IMAN OF PORTO NOVO SACRIFICE THREE SHEEP.

    THERE ARE SOME 300,000 MOSLEMS IN DAHOMEY'S TOTAL POPULATION OF JUST UNDER 2 MILLION. PREPARATIONS FOR THE CEREMONY OF TABASKI ARE MADE OVER A PERIOD OF MANY WEEKS, AND IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE SACRIFICE, THE TOWNS AND VILLAGES ARE CROWDED WITH SHEEP SPECIALLY BROUGHT IN FOR THE PURPOSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VQF71Q0PCWD6WBQUY8QBW3ZS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VQF71Q0PCWD6WBQUY8QBW3ZS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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