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Faouzi Skali, the Director of the Fes Festival of Sufi Culture, has announced that the 10th Fes Festival of Sufi Culture will run from the 22nd to 29th of October 2016
The new dates for the festival represent a major change. Previously the festival was held in April and was seen by some as being to close to the dates of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, which in 2016 will be held between the 6th and 14th of May.
The new slot for the Sufi Festival has been welcomed by regular visitors and locals.
"The October dates are a good move as it will solve the problem of confusing the two major festivals," says local shopkeeper, Abdellatif.
Riad owner, Mouaniss, agrees,"October is a much better time. The weather is better cooler and there are a lot of visitors at that time, inshallah".
Over the years the Sufi Festival has been seen as the "little sister" to the larger Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, but this change will hopefully give the Sufi Festival room to grow.
The View From Fez will update information about both festivals as information comes to hand.
Check out our photo essay of the 2015 Sufi Festival here: SUFI FESTIVAL 2015