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Sufi Followers in Kosovo Celebrate Nowruz

The ceremony is to celebrated Nowruz, the beginning of spring and the birth of Ali, one of the most revered figures in Shiite Islam

Sufi dervishes, followers of Islamic mysticism, are a small minority in secular Kosovo. Outsiders are rarely allowed to witness or film their hours-long ritual dances and prayers. The ritual involves piercing the flesh and dancing to the rhythm of the drums to test their devotion.