International Festival of Sahara of Douz (Festival International du Sahara de Douz)

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Country and Region TunisiaKebili
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Douz, Kebili, Tunisia
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Festival Description

Douz hosts the annual International Festival of the Sahara, a celebration of traditional desert culture. The rich and original cultural festival is held sometime in November or December and focuses on Bedouin life. The festivities include camel races and wrestling, horse races, dog races, poetry readings, traditional music and dancing. Traditional tableaus of desert life and customs are reenacted. There are typically discussions and conferences that round out the festival with the inclusion of international guests and subjects concerning the modern world.

Festival Dates December 22 - 25, 2012
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