Culturally Curious

Are you interested in culture,? Then you can look forward to the upcoming Calabar festival which displays the rich and vibrant culture of the Calabar people. The festival also includes competitions, foods, street parade etc. It has been called Nigeria’s biggest street party.

The Calabar Carnival has been held in Calabar since 2006, The carnival has up to 50,000 costumed participants and 2 million spectators and aired on television across the country. It is the culmination of the month-long Calabar festival. The Calabar Carnival holds at the end of the year in Nigeria, and in keeping with tradition, carnival teams march across the streets where they engage in colorful displays and competitions from which winners are selected and awarded. Participating teams usually rehearse for months in advance before the carnival date itself (wiki).