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    MOSLEMS IN PORTO NOVO CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF TABASKI LAST THURSDAY (27 FEBRUARY). THE FEAST?

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    CROWD AND IMAM; CROWD PRAYING; CROWD PROSTRATES; IMAM SPEAKING.




    Initials JH/VS/JF/GJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MOSLEMS IN PORTO NOVO CELEBRATED THE FEAST OF TABASKI LAST THURSDAY (27 FEBRUARY). THE FEAST OF TABASKI, OR ID AL-KABIR, IS ONE OF THE TWO MAIN FEAST-DAYS IN THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR AND IT IS BEING OBSERVES THROUGHOUT THE MOSLEM WORLD.

    THE FEAST OF TABASKI IS TRADITIONALLY OBSERVED ON THE TENTH DAY OF THE LAST MONTH OF THE MOSLEM YEAR. THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ON THE DAY AFTER THE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA, AND IT LASTS FOR THREE DAYS. THE FESTIVAL SYMBOLISES THE SACRIFICIAL OFFER BY ABRAHAM OF HIS SON, ISAAC.

    DURING THE FESTIVAL, MOSLEMS WEAR NEW CLOTHES, VISIT FRIENDS AND EXCHANGE GIFTS. THE COMMUNAL PRAYERS OFFERED DURING THE FEAST OF TABASKI ARE MORE ARCHAIC AND SOLEMN THAN USUAL. DURING THE CEREMONY, A SHEEP IS SYMBOLICALLY SACRIFICED.

    AMONG THE DIGNITARIES PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY AT PORTO NOVO WAS MR. E. PARAISO, THE MINISTER OF POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS, WHO REPRESENTED THE PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACMYMCXGQW953R7CYKXZ7VAEC9
    Media URN:
    VLVACMYMCXGQW953R7CYKXZ7VAEC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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