To celebrate Eid al-Kebir, the Union of Muslim Families (UFM or Union des familles Musulmanes) are organizing a large gathering in Marseille over two evenings. Films will be shown to the public, as well as traditional Algerian dancing, Arabic and Berber calligraphy workshop, as well as an art exhibit and story-telling. Last year the festivities drew 25,000 Marseillers of all different faiths.
Rap group “Psy 4 de la Rime,” one of the most popular in France, is hosting Marseille’s Eid festival. Organized by the Secular Association of Muslim Families (L’association laïque Union des familles musulmanes or UFM), festivities will begin November 28 with Algerian poet and dramatist, Kateb Yacine.
Soprano, leader of the Psy 4 group explains, “We are proud to have been chosen by the party organizers who are bringing together a lot of people of different generations and communities.” According to the president of UFM, Nassera Benmarnia, 2007’s Eid festival had more than 25,000 participants.
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