The korite, the feast for the end of the 30 days of Ramadan fasting, will take place on Sunday, May 24 in Senegal. A celebration under special conditions, because the authorities have prohibited gatherings because of the coronavirus epidemic. But in families, no question of making a cross on the party and the meal, which will count with the favorite dish for the occasion: chicken.
With our correspondent in Dakar, William de Lesseux
In the central market of Ouakam, it’s time to stock up before the end ramadan. Penda Diagne looks at this butcher’s stall: chickens individually wrapped in yellow plastic, which will then be roasted, accompanied by spicy sauces and served as a family.
” Honestly, I don’t even know where this tradition comes from. Joining the family to celebrate korite is of paramount importance Explains Aliou Sané, who also buys his poultry. The official will spend the holiday with his restricted family, coronavirus requires. ” Because korite, we can celebrate it without gathering around the family, but without giving up the chicken, of course “, He adds.
In this shop, each bird is plucked, prepared and then sold by Moustapha Lô. The price: between 2,500 and 3,500 CFA francs (3 to 5 euros) per unit. ” We will sell everything. We can even sell more than the hundred chickens we have in stock, if things work normally, assures the latter. We are doing so well what harm, even if it is true that with the pandemic, business is not going as well as before. “
A million chickens will go on sale for this korite, according to an estimate by the Ministry of Commerce.
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