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Azwat Fanjaa


The feast in Fanjaa is no different from the rest of the other states in Oman, but what distinguishes it (Azwa Fanjaa), which is considered an authentic traditional heritage maintained by young people before the fervor. Where the gathering of vendors next to the Eid prayer and children surrounding them to buy games and some sweets, forming a beautiful aesthetic image, and start the first days of glory on the second day of Eid and begin the ceremony formation of the unity through the formation of four teams and each division represents a certain tribe and include a large collection of youth, Each group carries a note (Birq) and two drums (Kasr and Rahmani) and Barghum (trumpet). These teams start from the places known since the time of the ancestors and during the course of the teams the frequency of the songs expressing the patriotism and love of the leader and gathering all four teams at one point, And the frequency of each band during its gathering Almzml, whether in the love of the homeland and His Majesty the Sultan, may God protect him, and then continue until the area (the room) in the top of the mountains, which has a door Wooden is old (traditional) and is closed by a Limit people Open the door, gatekeeper opens the door, a gatekeeper to enter the snakes of the snout, and open the door in the third wide, and issue a number of people ahoy Like the wolves are a symbol of the title of the people of Finga (Thyab Khatam), all four teams are headed to the room, and then they emerge from the eastern door and then stand and lead the art of Al-Azi, which is pleased by most of those present.

Then the four teams form a circular ring to start traditional fencing another group of amateur and professional shooters shoots the targets that are placed in the mountain tops. The archers compete among themselves, and the pride continues to lead the traditional songs until the time of Maghrib is approaching. The trumpet is blowing in the trumpet, indicating that the time of glory is over. And sweets, so what distinguishes the pride of Naja not limited to a particular category or age, but include all segments of society and from different ages, ranging from children to the elderly and intended by many visitors both inside the Sultanate or outside.

The same scene is repeated during the three days of pride, but the last day of pride is especially aesthetic and is attended by many people and tourists. What distinguishes this day is the firing of the cannon, which attracts all those present and is happy with its traditional image and high voice. The residents of Fenjia are keen to adhere to the dignity of the village in all its precise details, where the youth and youth pay great attention to it, which contributed to the survival of the traditional bronze, and contributed to make it one of the symbols of tourism in Fenja where many tourists from most of the provinces of the Sultanate and Arab and Western countries to attend the elite Because of the long scenes of delight all present. 


Photo credits:
Mazin Al Makhlidi

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