Douz: Gateway to the Sahara

Douz: Gateway to the Sahara
A performance by the Tuareg tribe during the opening ceremony, Photo Credit: Jennifer Ciochon

The nomadic Bedouin tribes come together at Tunisia's Sahara Douz Festival, 2014, in celebration of their cultures


January 06 , 2015
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A performance by the Tuareg tribe during the opening ceremony
A Tunisian group performs at the city center during the opening ceremony
Musicians performing at the town center
A Tunisian bedouin tribe in traditional attire hold aloft and occasionally shoot their ceremonial guns during the parade
Blindfolded men show off by performing tricks on horseback
Afternoon is the time for competition
Dogs chasing rabbits and camel fighting are also part of the traditional sports
Resting between performances
Elderly men gather in the square to pursue their favourite games
A man stitches traditional shoes in the main square
Every morning, bedouin groups gathered in the main square to play traditional music
Traditionally-attired Bedouin women watch the men compete
Bedouin tribes gather after the end of the competitions

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