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According to Saudi officials, the Mecca pilgrimage is well underway in advanced medical and security services.

Jeddah: In the past, every year at Eid al-Adha, during the traditional “Jojo” Hijaji celebration on the 13th of Zulhija, the Macca people pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with songs and folk chants to celebrate the completion of the Hajj ritual. I received a person.

Over the years, the way of accepting pilgrims after the Mecca pilgrimage has changed, and Jojo’s celebration has almost disappeared.

Located in the Altaibat International City of Science and Knowledge in the Alfaisaria district, Jeddah’s Atarik aims to preserve the traditions of Saudi Arabia and Hijaji celebrating Jojo.

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• JoJo’s name is inspired by the Arabic accent of Hijaji and is interpreted as “they have arrived”. It is part of a famous folklore chant sung by pilgrim’s friends and family during the celebration.

• Jojo celebrated and motivated the children who went on a Mecca pilgrimage with their parents for the first time and introduced other young people to the Mecca pilgrimage ritual. After that, a celebration was held for both the pilgrims and their children.

Shareefa Al-Sudairi, founder of Atareek, which has been in operation for over a decade, told Arab News: An area to help new generations discover and discover the beautiful traditions of their ancestors. “

JoJo is named after the Arabic accent of Hijazi, which means “they have arrived.” It is part of a famous folklore chant sung by pilgrim’s friends and family during the celebration.

JoJo celebrated and motivated the children who went on a Mecca pilgrimage with their parents for the first time and introduced other young people to the Mecca pilgrimage ritual. After that, a celebration was held for both the pilgrims and their children.

According to Al Sudairi, one of the highlights of this celebration is the laughter of children, the chanting of Jojo, and the filling of candies.

“The pilgrims sit on the floor and the children gather around them, holding the tip of the sheet over the pilgrims’ heads filled with old” noql “type hijaji candies.

“Then they start spinning while chanting and holding the sheet, and finally they sprinkle candies everywhere and compete for who collects more nuggles than others,” Arsdairi said.

Nogl candies are made up of chickpeas, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, gum, coins and banknotes.

“In the last decade we have found that the heritage of Hijazz is certainly international, which connects different cultures associated with many countries,” she said.

“Whenever guests came to Atarik from Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Palestine and other countries, they were able to find many relevant cultural heritage elements that reminded them of their country,” Arsdairi said. I did.

Atarik is a museum, art gallery, and a place of festive-themed Hijazi folk culture. Considered to be a landmark associated with the Abdullauf Karil Museum, it has been visited by schools and tourists around the world, including several embassies and consulates.

It features a genuine Hajj heritage, including several paintings on the theme of Hijazz, including crafts, trade, Saudi coffee, and Mecca pilgrimage caravans.

These paintings, presented by Saudi artists from the Abdul Rauf Karil art studio, change throughout the year. Many other antiques dating back more than 50 years were donated by the famous Hijaji family to help Atarik preserve and restore the Hijaji heritage.

The venue also has large wooden benches called karweet and mirkaz. This is a type of furniture that is no longer used due to the availability of many other comfortable options.

These benches are usually decorated with “arabesques”. It is a type of ancient Islamic art associated with Islamic architecture that features intricate geometric shapes and requires skilled craftsmanship.

Atarik also sheds light on the most popular Saudi dishes inspired by all parts of the kingdom, including Barilla, Mugargal, Mandilam and Saudi White Coffee, which are served on Jojo’s celebration and the first day of Eid al-Fitr. I am aiming for. Eid al-Adha.

Al Sudairi said: “All of our tools are inspired by what our ancestors used, including copper tools that provide the most authentic experience possible.”

90 years ago, the first Saudi Arabian state building was illuminated by an ancient copper lantern called Atareek that influenced the name of the venue.

“The word Atarik means a lantern with a hijaji accent. We named it because the old lanterns are literally used here for weight reduction. Previously, these were by the door of the house. The presence of the lanterns was used to indicate that there was a happy opportunity in the house, “Al-Sudairi said.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2119156/saudi-arabia According to Saudi officials, the Mecca pilgrimage is well underway in advanced medical and security services.

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