Morocco's Moussem Culture and Heritage Festival

Published August 28th, 2022 - 10:04 GMT

Moussem culture and heritage festival is held every year in Morocco and has been going since 1963. More than 30 tribes from southern Morocco and other parts of Northwest Africa in Tan-Tan, a town in southwestern Morocco join the festival annually.

According to traditional Berber culture, a Moussem is "a type of annual fair with economic, cultural and social functions."

Moroccan horsemen have participated in the festival and performed a unique show this year in the capital Rabat.

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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A Moroccan rider falls off his horse as he performs during a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27,2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Moroccan horsemen perform traditional horse riding during a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27,2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)

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Local equestrian participates in a traditional fantasia event (or MOUSSEM TBOURIDA in Arabic) and wearing a traditional Moroccan dress and accessories. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

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Local equestrians participate in a traditional fantasia event or MOUSSEM TBOURIDA. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
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Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
heritage festival
Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
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A Moroccan rider falls off his horse as he performs during a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27,2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
heritage festival
Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
heritage festival
Moroccan horsemen perform traditional horse riding during a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27,2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
heritage festival
Moroccan horsemen fire their rifles during a traditional horse riding performance at a Moussem culture and heritage festival in the capital Rabat, on August 27, 2022. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
heritage festival
Local equestrian participates in a traditional fantasia event (or MOUSSEM TBOURIDA in Arabic) and wearing a traditional Moroccan dress and accessories. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
heritage festival
Local equestrians participate in a traditional fantasia event or MOUSSEM TBOURIDA. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)