19-11-2019 by redazione
It is a special week for the Muslims of the Kenyan coast who, being moderate and optimally integrated into the social and multi-ethnic fabric of the region of which they represent an important historical, civil and productive value, have never lost their religious observance.
As every year in this period is celebrated Maulid, or the birth of the prophet Muhammad. A sort of Muslim Christmas in which prayer is alternated with processions and feasts.
The culmination of these celebrations is the Maulid Festival of Lamu, in which all the citizens of the Archipelago are involved with poetry competitions, sacred singing, dhow competitions and the famous donkey race. The Maulid Cultural Festival has been attracting thousands of tourists for years because religious motives are combined with culture and traditions. The Maulid in Lamu has been celebrated since 1866, when Imam Habib Swaleh decided to create an annual event after the construction of the island's great mosque.
In Malindi this year a very special Maulid is celebrated, because one hundred years have passed since the first celebration in the town. For this reason, in addition to the celebrations of the various mosques and Islamic communities, the County of Kilifi has joined forces to celebrate the event. From this Thursday until Sunday, especially in the area of the Arab quarter of Shella and Buntwani Beach, the beach of the port, there will be sacred events, concerts and meetings.
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