27 - 31 October 2022
Director: Mohammed Qaqa and Valerijus Vilcinskas
until 13 January 2021
Rabat is the capital of Morocco. It is located in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region. Its population is 717,572, according to the 2014 census. It is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in a wide flat plain, on the left bank of the Bouregreg River, which separates it from the city of Salé. The city is famous for its textile industry and the University of Mohammed V also has the first modern university established in the Kingdom.
The Almohads established the present capital of Morocco in the mid-twelfth century AD. Abd al-Mumin built there the Ribat al-Fateh, which is the nucleus of a fortified city that included, in addition to the castle, a mosque and a home for the caliphate.
His grandson, Yaqoub Al-Mansour, is considered the true founder of the city of Rabat. Several historians have stated that the construction of the city was completed during the reign of Abu Yusef al-Mansour, including the wall and gates. Rabat won the second place in CNN's list of "Best Tourist Destinations 2013".
The history of Rabat, the capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, goes back to different historical periods. However, the initial establishment of the city dates back to the era of the Almoravids, who established a fortified ribāt, since the obsession with security was the strongest factor behind this choice to be a point for the gathering of the mujahideen and to respond to the bargain attacks.
During the Almohad era, the city was known for its historical and civilizational rays, as the ribat (fortress) was transformed during the reign of Abd al-Mu'min al-Mowahid into a fortified reed to protect his armies that were launching jihadist campaigns towards Andalusia.
During the reign of his grandson Yaqoub Al-Mansour, he wanted to make Ribat Al-Fath the capital of his state. He ordered that it be fortified with strong walls, and built several buildings with it, the most famous of which is the Hassan Mosque with its majestic silo. In the fourteenth century, Rabat began to experience its decline due to the successive attempts of the Mariners to seize it, and their establishment of a royal tomb at the site of Shala is a good example of that.
Sultan Ya`qub al-Mansur the Almohad built a wall known as the Almohad wall, and its length reached 2263 m. It extends from the west to the south of the city of Rabat, and its width is 2.5 meters and its height is 10 meters, and this wall is reinforced with seventy-four towers, as it is interspersed with 5 huge gates (Bab Al-Alu, Bab Al Ahad, Bab Al Rawah and Bab Zaer).
Shell received great attention during the reign of Sultan Abi Al-Hassan. His son, Sultan Abu Anan, built the school in the north of the mosque, the hammam and the Nazala, and decorated the shrines of his ancestors with ornate domes that are a vivid example of the distinctive architecture of the state of Bani Marin. Shala retreated immediately after the Marinids' decision to reopen the cemetery of the oligarchs in Fez. Its buildings were neglected, and even at the beginning of the fifteenth century AD, it was subjected to looting and destruction in order to preserve its ancient sanctity and live thanks to the memories of its ancient history on the sidelines of the city of Ribat al-Fath, gradually becoming a cemetery and pilgrimage to the inhabitants of the region, and a distinguished historical landmark that attract Low profile.
Conditions for participation:
Performance of a free program 30 minutes.
Performance at open and closing ceremony presentation of country 5 minutes.
Groups from all world and Europe can take in the festival.
Folk dance groups, folklore instruments, music groups folklore songs, folkloric, fairy tales, rituals any arts
Age participants 12+
Maximum 40 people
Bring small gift for exchange, national flags, visible panel of group name.
Provide brief history, photos, video and material for advertising of groups.
Participation at interchange culture workshops, lectures, exhibitions
After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organizer will send an official letter of invitation for participation of the festival.
Balance of the payment in the festival should completed 90 days prior to arrival.
Arrival at nearest airport Rabat, Sale and Casablanca Tanger, Fes, airport Morocco where all groups will be meet and transfer to hotel in Rabat
20 paying participants, 21st - free
250 Euro per person - accommodation in 3* hotel for 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS on-base BB
Hotel will be walking distance to congress center.
Participation fee includes:
Organization and implementation of the festival;
Concert of all groups at Challa Oudaya old city
Diploma and certificate for all participants;
Hotel, and breakfast
Stage with sound and lighting equipment;
Official group photo and DVD of group on departure;
Bus transfers airport - hotel - airport;
Culture workshops, exhibitions, lectures, films;
Participation fee doesn't include:
Additional services - with an additional charge:
Tour to Casablanca,Kenitra with guide
Tour to Meknes , Fes ,Chafchaoun with guide.
27 October - Wednesday:
Arrival all participants to Rabat Sale Fes , Casablanca. Meet & greet by representatives of the festival at Rabat and Casablanca airport .Check into the hotel.
Sightseeing to Rabat
Tea ceremony .
28 October - Thursday:
Breakfast at the hotel. Workshops with the local community /Tour city Kenetra /
19:00 pm - Open ceremony for festival, presentation each country participant 5-10 min presentation delegation folkloric dance, music, song, poem, instrument etc. on their free choice.
All groups perform in their national costumes. Grant fiesta - fellowship.
Diner and Meeting Rabat officials.
29 October - Friday:
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 - 15:00 Interexchange culture workshops..
18 :00 - 23:00- Grand performance of all groups main stage of the festival set up by the organizer of the festival at * Oudaya.and Challa
30 October - Saturday:
09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at the hotel /TRIP BY REQUEST/. Free time, culture workshops, support local art-purchase souvenirs, lectures,
18:00 pm - Closing ceremony of the festival. Awards of diplomas fellowship.
“Arabian disco” local DJ, with Morocco tea ceremony. Dinner.
31 October - Sunday:
07:00 Breakfast at the hotel.. TRIP BY REQUEST IF AVAILABLE.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
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