Masquerade ceremony

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A masquerade ceremony (or masked rite, festival, procession or dance) is a cultural or religious event involving the wearing of masks. In the Dogon religion, the traditional beliefs of the Dogon people of Mali, there are several mask dances, some of which include the Sigi festival.[1][2] The Sigi entered the Guinness Book of Records as the "Longest religious ceremony."[3]

Other examples include the West African and African Diaspora masquerades, such as Egungun Masquerades, Northern Edo Masquerades, the Omabe festival of Nsukka, Caribbean Carnival (which is called Mas), and Jonkonnu.

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  1. ^ Bruijn, Mirjam de; & Dijk, Rijk van; The Social Life of Connectivity in Africa, Palgrave Macmillan (2012), pp. 250, 264, ISBN 9781137278012 (retrieved March 3, 2020) [1]
  2. ^ Adjaye, Joseph K., Time in the Black Experience (Issue 167 of Contributions in Afro-American and African studies, ISSN 0069-9624), Greenwood Publishing Group (1994), p. 92, ISBN 9780313291180 (retrieved March 3, 2020) [2]
  3. ^ Guinness World Records, Sigui : "Longest religious ceremony."[3] (retrieved March 13, 2020)

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