Although the riots of January 14th made it more or less likely that any cultural activity would return quickly to the country during the summer, the dwellers of the Governorate of Sousse could not miss out on their yearly “Aoussou” festival. “Aoussou”, a common word for the month of August in the Tunisian dialect, is a carnival where participants get to dress in very different and colorful costumes and then go marching on a parade touring across regions of Sousse.
What’s special about the carnival this year is that organizers counted on Facebook to get the people of Sousse to adhere to the idea of reinventing the spirit of “Aoussou” in a post-revolutionary way, which didn’t fail to catch everybody’s attention.
The carnival witnessed the presence of a massive participation from all walks of life, from youngsters and old alike. It featured many funky and playful costumes such as pirates, sailors, and American Indians