|Bienvenue au Senegal et a Dakar porte de L'Afrique|
Welcome to Senegal and Dakar the gateway to Africa
|Leopold Sedar Senghor, First President of Senegal|
|Welcome to the Suburb of Grand Yoff!|
|Ville de Dakar, Map of the City of Dakar|
|Have some Tea|
|We look our best during Tabaski|
|How big is Africa? 12 million square miles|
Africa could hold the land occupied by China, India, Europe,Argentina, New Zealand, and the continental United States with room to spare!
This Africa exhibit begins with a journey through Dakar, Senegal. This amazing exhibit introduces you to a Senegalese family celebrating the holy Muslim holiday of Tabaski which is the Wolof word for sacrifice. About 90 % of the Senegalese people practice the Muslim religion. According to Muslim tradition, Abraham was asked by Allah to sacrifice his only son Issac. Abraham was disturbed by the request but decided to obey God anyway. In the morning God provided a sheep as a substitute for the Abraham's son Issac. Every family sacrifices a sheep in memory of Abraham's sheep sacrifice to Allah in place of his son Issac.
Tip for visiting this African exhibit: One should sit at the transport bus and watch the film beefore exploring the exhibits. The film prepares you for your walk through Senegal.This is an interactive exhibit so you are allwed to take phots and touch the exhibits.
I made the mistake of watching the film last, I believe you will receive more context and understanding of the Senegal exhibit if you first watch the film.
The Africa exhibit has not been updated sine 1994, but I was impressed with storytelling of the journey. It made me want to actually go and visit Senegal, so the goal of the Senegal Minister of Tourism has been achieved I would agree.
Has a museum exhibit ever inspired you to travel?