Some of Mariame's friends in The Gambia's Serrekunda market where she has a shop
are members of the colourful Mouride religious sect.
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Once a year for the Magal celebrations, those Mourides who cannot leave their businesses and go to Touba in Sénégal for the celebrations, club together to buy food and soft drinks to give to many of the market traders .. so they too are able to join in with the celebrations.
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The video below shows some of the food preparation, with the food being plated before being distributed throughout the market to very many people.
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Mariame .. with the blue sash around her waist .. is helping to organise

The Muslim Festival of Magal is aptly described on this BBC Webpage:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38049954

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