CNN PRODUCER NOTE ichalhoub says in Tripoli, Lebanon, people got together to celebrate a night of traditional festivities that were both religious and full of amusement. He says the event was significant because it was also being held during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He says for this event, Sufis, a sect of Muslims, celebrated their religion and culture. 'One of these methods is the whirling dervishes called Mawlawi. This method occurs along with traditional religious chants along with a specific beat of a traditional drums and small cymbals. This method, which is still practiced by many groups, is utilized to animate certain nights in order to show people something uncommon,' he said.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer