The Star (Nairobi)

16 February 2013

Kenya: Lamu's Colourful Maulid Celebration

Lamu was the place to be last week as various dignitaries, countless Muslim faithful, local and international tourists thronged the historic town to mark this year's Maulid celebrations.

Maulid is the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Mohammed, which continues through the month of Rabi al-Awal (third month in the Muslim lunar calendar). During this period various activities take place including explosion of music, veneration, and religious recitals.

Donkey races and dhows competition were among various activities that were held during the colourful ceremony. The event was also marked by various mouth-watering foods that were on offer.

The colourful event was sponsored by various organisations including US Embassy's Cultural Affairs department, the Issa Timamy Foundation, Peponi Hotels and KenGen.

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