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China to be guest of honor at Morocco's Tan-Tan Moussem in July

RABAT, May 14 (Xinhua) -- China will be a guest of honor at the 14th Morocco's Tan-Tan Moussem Festival scheduled for July 4 to 9, the Almouggar Foundation, the party's organizer, announced on Monday.

Held under the patronage of Morocco's King Mohammed VI in the southwestern city of Tan-Tan, the festival is an annual gathering of nomadic people of the desert areas in Morocco, Africa and the Middle East.

The Tan-Tan Cultural Festival has been inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to maintain its annual organization.

The Moussem is a fair-like event that features several activities of artistic, cultural, sportive and socio-economic nature.

It celebrates nomadic customs, handicrafts, music, poetry and tribal culture.

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