Procession held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

The procession of Sidi Ammar is held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by the Sufi mystic religious order (Aissaouia in Arabic) of Ariana city, northern Tunisia, in Ariana city, on Friday June 16, 2017.

The procession is held to pay tribute to Sidi Ammar El-Maaroufi, the saint of Ariana city, who fought against the French King Louis IX « Saint Louis » who launched the eighth crusade in 1270 following the threats that the Sultan Mamluk Baybars made against the Latin states of the East.