Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sacred Antogo Fishing Ritual in Mali.

Worldwide, there are lots of interesting holidays. Most of them attract attention with bright colors, enchanting action, costumed parades, rousing music and dancing. For living in the south-east Mali tribe of Dagon county a small village called Bamba, is a traditional grand celebration, held every year in massive fishing in the waters of Lake Antogo. Antogo Lake is one of the hundreds of lakes which belong to one of the largest tributaries of the African river Niger. Despite the arid climate, the lake always has water in it and always find fish. For the Dogon is a sacred lake and catch fish in it is prohibited throughout the year. However, one day a year the ban is removed, and the lake begins great fishing.

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