Last Modified: 13-Jul-2007
>> Summer 2006, at Anergui village (New)
I would like to explain it for the people that they wouldn't know what it is and what's the meaning of it:
It's difficult to make a direct translation, actually it doesn't excite. This word of El maarouf contains a lot of meaning: meeting, socializing, celebration, donation, feeding and sacrifice. Maybe there are other words that I haven't added to the meaning of El maarouf.
How it is organized at our village? First of all we meet at Tizi, it's in between the two part of the village (Ait sguaine and el moudaa). All the people of Anergui and invited or non invited people (everyone is welcome to El maarouf) should meet at Tizi the rendezvous point. The person who is organizing el maarouf brings the bull for the sacrifice and everyone is heading toward another rendezvous point. When the sacrifice of the bull started, people make some priers under the control of the imam of our mosque. Everyone is invited to give some donation to our Association (if he can afford it of course).
In the evening we have a big diner and party of course (Berber singing and dancing). This party will be our Music Festival At Anergui (this is included in our project named: Art At Anergui). The berber dancing and singing we call it Ahwach. Enjoy the videos bellow the pictures, but don't forget in between the fireworks video at Anergui.