Ghat Festival

Ghat, Libya

Ghat also known as Aghat is the capital of the Ghat district in the Fezzan region south western Libya. Tuareg tribes, the primary inhabitants of this region, celebrate traditional Tuareg culture, folklore and heritage. The annual festival celebrates the essence of northern Africa’s music and dance. Camel racing, traditional singing, and traditional dancing performances form a major part of the Ghat festival.  

Ghat has begun to draw tourists for this festival following the Libyan war and end of Gaddafi regime in 2011.  

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