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1995

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One of the most significant ceremonial activities performed by male pilgrims to Lamu during the Maulidi celebrations is a visit to the gravesite, where Habib Saleh and other local saints are buried. After prayers, pilgrims process in a parade (known as zefe) along Lamu's seafront singing songs that praise the Prophet Muhammad. Spectators gather to catch a glimpse of important visitors and guests who have come to Lamu to participate in the ceremony.



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Swahili Dance, Religious Life and Customs, Maulidi, Lamu, Kenya, Africa, 20th century

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