The Saltigue of the Serer
Saltigue, Serer, Khoy, Xoy, Ceremony, Fatick, Senegal























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.