• Short Summary

    A HUGE ASSEMBLY OF MOSLEMS GATHERED AT THEIR MOSQUE IN NOUAKCHOTT ON TUESDAY FOR THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KEBIR, MARKING THE END OF A PERIOD OF CELEBRATION FOLLOWING RAMADAN.

  • Description

    A HUGE ASSEMBLY OF MOSLEMS GATHERED AT THEIR MOSQUE IN NOUAKCHOTT ON TUESDAY FOR THE FESTIVAL OF EID-EL-KEBIR, MARKING THE END OF A PERIOD OF CELEBRATION FOLLOWING RAMADAN. THE GATHERING WAS AT LEAST TWICE THE ATTENDANCE OF LAST YEAR'S FESTIVAL.

    THE FESTIVAL WAS ATTENDED THIS YEAR BY PRESIDENT MOKTAR OULD DADDAH OF MAURITANIA. HE WAS WELCOMED TO THE MOSQUE BY THE IMAM OF NOUAKCHOTT, WHO CONDUCTED THE FESTIVAL SERVICE.

    EID-EL-KEBIR, OR ID-EL-FITR, IS THE PERIOD OF CELEBRATIONS FOLLOWING RAMADAN, A TIME OF FASTING. RAMADAN, LIKE THE CHRISTIAN LENT, IS A PERIOD OF ABSTINENCE WHERE DEVOUT MOSLEMS MAY NEITHER EAT NOR DRINK BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET FOR ONE MONTH. THE OBJECT IS TO DEVELOP SPIRITUALLY AND STRESS THE SUPREMACY OF SOUL OVER BODY.

    EID-EL-KEBIR, WHICH FOLLOWS IS A JOYOUS PERIOD OF FEASTING AND THANKSGIVING. THIS YEAR THE FEAST WAS MARKED WITH A CALL BY MOSLEM LEADERS THROUGHOUT AFRICA FOR FOSTERING OF BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND BROTHERHOOD AMONG THE FAITHFUL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9K2N5VGQEEGHKTBK3C2MWPFAX
    Media URN:
    VLVA9K2N5VGQEEGHKTBK3C2MWPFAX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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