After the noon prayer, the young people of Siwa gather, and the grand feast is prepared with long rows of dishes, provided that no one in the audience reaches out his hand over the food before a caller calls out to them, authorizing them to eat it so that the eating is collective.
The celebrations of the harvest festival or tourism continue for 3 lunar days, and on the morning of the fourth day, a large march of the sons of Siwa comes out carrying flags and chanting prayers, praise and spiritual invocations. , downtown Siwa, declaring the end of the celebrations to begin a new year without grudge or hatred, but with love, respect and reconciliation on the “Reconciliation” feast.
After the evening prayer, the religious spiritual celebrations begin, where “Hazrat” takes place, a large circle in which religious supplications, remembrances and invocations are repeated, led by a leader who changes from time to time and it is forbidden for a non-leader to be in the middle of the circle. Go recognize each other and reconcile opponents.
Because the Feast of Peace coincided with the date harvest time, it was called the Harvest Feast, as the people of Siwa Oasis took advantage of this occasion to launch the winter tourist season, in which foreign tourism begins to increase and continues until the end of March of each year.
The history of the Festival of Tourism and Harvest, or Peace, goes back to nearly one hundred and sixty years, specifically in 1285 AH, when there was a conflict between the western residents of Siwa and the eastern residents of Jabal al-Dakrour.
And Sheikh Muhammad Al-Madani wanted to visit his followers and students from the people of the Tariqa, coming to them from Libya, because most of the people of Siwa join under the banner of the Al-Madani Al-Shadhili way. Under Jabal al-Dakrour, due to the vastness of the place to include all the people of the oasis, peace was established between them.