5 Reasons for celebrating the International Festival of Ibn Battuta in Tangier -

5 Reasons for celebrating the International Festival of Ibn Battuta in Tangier

The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta in Morocco is organizing a versatile cultural and travel event to celebrate the vibrant culture of Morocco. The International Festival of Ibn Battuta will take place on 9th of November, 2017 at a beautiful city of Tangier. The major aim of this association is to connect the visions of premodern explorers to the modern travelers.  In doing so, this association celebrates and promote the travel story of the most famous traveler, Ibn Battuta. This event promotes the contributions of legendary Ibn Battuta through an art exhibition, carnival, travel movies, theatrical plays and much more. But the question that arises in the mind of every person is that why this event is celebrated particularly in Tangier? Well, this article will enlighten you about the actual reason for celebrating this festival in Tangier.

Birthplace of Ibn Battuta

Most of the people do not know that Tangier is the birthplace of Ibn Battuta. The original name of Ibn Battuta was Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta. The northern part of Tangier was the birthplace of Ibn Battuta.

Beginning of his Journey

Since Tangier is the birthplace of Ibn Battuta, so he started traveling at a very young age of 20 from this place. His goal was to perform Hajj, so he moves to Mecca with this aim in mind. His long and historical journey starts from Tangier. He travels around the world with the aim of understanding and learning from the world. He covers various regions of Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, North and West Africa, etc. He moves the mind of people, so every person considers traveling as a means of understanding the culture or promoting peace amongst various nations. It is one of the reasons for celebrating the International Festival of Ibn Battuta in Tangier.

Celebration of the previous festival

The first Ibn Battuta International Festival was held in this city of Morocco from 24th to 26 February in 2017. This festival successfully offers amalgamate of live and artistic performances. The activities of the previous festival include music parade, awarding ceremony, musical show, scientific discussion and a dinner at the end. So, the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta intends to promote the cultural tradition of Morocco by celebrating another edition of that event.

A melting point

The beautiful city of Tangier has been a home for various international artists and writers. It is a melting point between Europe and Africa and the Kind Mohammed VI consider this city as a prime economic center. The progress on business developments is observable since many years, so it tourism in this place can take the country to the heights of success.

Cultural and Historical influence

Tangier plays a significant role in the history due to its location on the Mediterranean in the northern part of Morocco. It is a 2,500-year-old city, so there is plenty to discover in this place. Due to its historical significance, Tangier is chosen for celebrating the International Festival of Ibn Battuta.

 

Mohamed Dekkak

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