Iraqi youth enjoy Gargee'an festival in traditional costumes

STORY: Dressed in traditional clothes and playing folkloric tunes, a group of Black Iraqis paraded through the streets of Basra’s Zubair district, surrounded by children clapping and singing along for the occasion of the Garga’een festival.

Celebrated each year during Ramadan, the Gargee’an festival is celebrated in the Gulf and Iraq.

"We have our own particular rites and traditions that we like to keep alive since the old days," one of the music group members, Nadel Sabri, said.

During the festival children dress up in traditional costumes and go from door to door to collect sweets.

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