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The streets of Sidon took on a new energy over the weekend, ushering the joyous return to traditional Ramadan nights that locals have been longing for.Known as musaharatis, Qoteish and his ilk are a traditional part of the holy month, entrusted with announcing to those observing Ramadan to wake up for the last meal of the night before dawn breaks and daytime fasting resumes.The show was part of the Ramadan Nights Festival of Sidon, event organized by the Sidon Municipality and other local civil society groups. The festival will be held every Saturday night until the holy month ends in mid-June. Not long after sunset, coffee shops came to life, with scores of people enjoying the festival atmosphere over a shisha after a long day of fasting.
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