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5 Cultural Festivals In Nigeria. Which One Do You Prefer?

Festivals are ways to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage as well as the traditions of various ethnic groups. Today we will be talking about 5 cultural festivals in Nigeria. 1. Durbar Festival The Durbar festival is an annual religious and equestrian celebration in several cities of Nigeria including Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zazzau, Bauchi and Bida. The festival marks the end of Ramadan and also coincides with the Muslim festivities of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitri.  It begins with prayers, followed

  6 months ago
5 Cultural Festivals In Nigeria. Which One Do You Prefer?

The Legendary Durbar Festival of Bauchi

Historically, the colonial administrators introduced the Durbar in 1911 and it has been practiced for over 100 years in the Northern part of Nigeria. The administrators had a political reason in mind for introducing the festival because it represented the use of horses in wars and combat. However, the event turned into a more ceremonial festival over the years and it is marked during the Eid-al-Fitr celebration. The Durbar is carried out by the Emir, his council members and district heads to pay homage to t

  1 years ago
The Legendary Durbar Festival of Bauchi