The Saltigue of the Serer
The Serer of Senegal is an important ethnic group. Once a year, at the beginning of June, their traditional healers and diviners called SALTIGUE, meet at the small town of Fatick in a ceremony named Khoy (Xoy). The ceremony starts at night, when the saltigues predict what is going to happened next year in different issues: politics, rain, harvest etc’. For the whole night, each one of them announce his prediction. Note the special hat they wear, which have like antenna, to communicate with the spirits and the ancestors.