Sabeel is part of the Sudanese culture. As a gesture of kindness, it is tradition for Sudanese people to fill a pot with water for passers-by to drink from. This is also done in celebration or when a family member passes away to honour their soul.
Outside houses and shops, earthenware pots of water can be found along the roadside. The large jars keep the water cool and any sediment settles at the bottom of the jar.
A lot of jobs in Sudan still revolve around agriculture, especially in irrigated regions along the Nile. After a long hard day in the fields, a cool refreshing drink of water is greatly appreciated.