Tunisians celebrate Traditional Dress Day

Tunisia Traditional Dress Day is an annual celebration of the country’s unique cultural heritage and the traditional clothing that has been worn by Tunisians for centuries. This event, celebrated on March 16th every year, is an important reminder of the rich history and traditions of Tunisia and an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate their cultural identity.

Sunday celebrations

On Sunday, Tunisians celebrated the annual “Tunisian Kharja,” a national day dedicated to the traditional dress that represents an important component of their intangible cultural heritage. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital in vibrant traditional clothes, waving flags, singing, drumming, and dancing. The traditional dress of Tunisia is a symbol of the country’s rich culture, arts, crafts, and skills that have been passed down through generations, creating a living and renewable heritage.

AN event in celebration of the joyful occasion was organized by the Turathuna Association and brought a great deal of liveliness to the historic city of Tunis. The festivities included the wearing of traditional costumes such as “Safsari,” “Mariul Fadila,” “Shashia,” “Farmala,” “Balgha,” “Fofta,” and “Al-Barnos,” accompanied by Sufi chants that echoed through the streets, creating a festive and joyful atmosphere.

Tunisia Traditional Dress Day is not only a celebration of the traditional dress itself but also of the culture and history that it represents. It is a day for Tunisians to come together and celebrate their shared cultural identity, and to recognize the importance of preserving and promoting their traditions.