It is usually on Islamic or Christian religious occasions, and it is a festive carnival that shows the participants in the procession through a specific path that has a beginning and an end, and the processions in particular are a set of Sufi groups and has an agreed upon movement within the procession (mezansen) and the spectators or Spectators are usually on the sides of the road or on the roofs and balconies of houses, and the movement is accompanied by a hymn or chanting performance that is also agreed upon and trained as well. For each Tareekah, a billboard and a set of flags and banners are used for each Sufi group and each Tareekah has its own uniform and every Sufi Tareekah has a flag that distinguishes it from other groups and announces its existence also the uniform specially head covers has the same function in the parade. During the procession, the Sheikh of the Tareekah and its leader is present, and he can ride a horse and be called the Caliph.  and processions are an essential and important element in the performing arts on religious occasions. This parade is an essiential prat of Mouiled festival for the Shaiekh or Saint, it starts from the shrine and has a round as an announcement for the beginning of the celebration, as well as the presence of the Sufi group, the strength of its presence and the number of its followers. Mawlids and Islamic and Coptic religious occasions are similar in celebrations in terms of appearances and celebration items, of which the procession is one of its items. However, the procession in the Coptic Mawlids is characterized by a religious character of the church and gives the official character of the practice, despite it being a folkloric practice in the first place. As for the processions on Islamic religious occasions, they follow Sufi groups are predominantly informal.

Mohamed El Gohary, Encyclopedia of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Folk beliefs and knowledge, vol.5. ministry of culture, Cairo, 2008.
Aysha Shokr, Mawlids of Islamic and Coptic saints, ministry of culture, 2012.