eyoodThe art of “Moroccan Fantasy” is one of the oldest and most ancient Moroccan arts that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries, as Moroccans have always wanted to educate and train their children in horseback riding and fighting, which evolved into tabourida, or shooting while galloping with horses.
Many festivals are created for this art, in which families and tribes compete to show off the skills of their youngsters, such as the Mansouriya Festival for traditional horsemanship and Taburida, which is now in its eleventh session of its second edition in Mansouriya, south of Rabat.
Festival de Mansouriya
The Mansouriya festival is one of Morocco’s oldest horse festivals and tabourdeh, with an ancient annual tradition stretching back more than eighty years, and it was known as the season of the good Wali Sidi Mohamed Al-Sharqi and Taburida. It has been participated in by teams from various cities and regions of Moroccan Fantasy, with 19 teams of 19 participating in its current session A distinct destination city of the entire Kingdom of Morocco.
Al-Taburida festivals are distinguished by their rituals and atmosphere, with teams and tribes competing in brightly colored traditional clothing, accompanied by swords and firearms, and being an integral part of Faris al-general Taburida’s appearance, as well as participating in the acquisition of the strongest and finest types of horses that participate in the show.
The performance begins with the troop advancing and greeting the audience by lifting the weapons, then galloping fast with horses and firearms known as “gunpowder,” from which the name “tabourdeh” was derived. The tight organization in the group’s clothes and at the time of launching and hitting the gunpowder is the standard of excellence amongst the teams. At the same time as the most acclaimed, the crew continued to fire the powder.
A number of knights attending the festival stated that they work in vocations that are utterly unrelated to riding and horses. Some of them work for the government as accountants and engineers, while others are physicians and teachers, and some are immigrants from Europe who have spent thousands of euros to put on this performance.
Qarqur al-Khalil (43), a government employee, is one of them. He told “Arabi Al-Jadeed” that he enjoys the art of tabouridah, which is passed down from generation to generation and taught from one generation to the next.
What are the cities where they do Moroccan Fantasy is performed?
The residents of Moulay Yacoub lived for four days, from August 17 to August 21, this year, to the rhythm of the activities of the Tebourida festival, which was revived by the Association Nasr for Borrowing, Culture, and Development, which aimed to protect and preserve the Moroccan cultural heritage represented in sports. Paying attention to the uprising and restoring respect for Persian ancestry and riding, which is a component of real Moroccan identity and civilization, particularly since the Ain Al Shaqaf. Given that the taborida, or as it is known in Amazigh, “invades” the art, the region and its tribes did well and were present to defend the concerns and the nation’s struggle against the colonialists. Until the fourteenth century AD, traditional Moroccan horsemanship, or “Taborida,” with its aesthetics of horse ornamentation and knight elegance. The name is derived from the gunpowder discharged by the guns during the parade. The torrida is today a ceremonial rite, but it was once an equestrian and battle ritual. And the strength of the knights.
Moroccan Fantasy in the Moulay Yacoub Region
The most famous squadrons from regions known for their close relationship with the Persians and their national and international presence in various forums of interest to the Persians took part in this festival, which coincided with the Moroccan people’s celebration of the anniversary of the King’s revolution. and the people, as well as the wonderful youth festival and the glorious landmarks that they represent in Morocco’s modern history
The organizers bet on the interest in horseback riding and riding, which was a prominent feature bearing the traits of identity and authentic civilization, the Arab horse, as a core, an indication of the investment of cultural heritage to serve the development in the region and the region, and contribute to the advancement of the sector Al-Falahi, as a core, as a core, as a core, as a core, as a core, as a core, as a core, as a core
The audience, who made the journey of the tribes fond of Persians and raised them on the site of this regional match, experienced a series of performances of the art of “taborida” and true local history, with the participation of horse teams from the region.
As Hassan Belmodh, a parliamentary adviser to Moulay Yacoub’s constituency, confirmed to the newspaper, this session was held in the area of Ras al-Ma’a affiliated with the Trabia community of Ain al-Shaqaf to document the cultural heritage and contribute to the preservation of local heritage and experiences.