Festivals and Events in South Africa

It would not be wrong to describe Africa as the festival Continent. There are plenty of Festivals and Events in South Africa. Throughout the whole Continent, colorful and vibrant festivals are celebrated through musical, religious, cultural and harvest. Listed below are some of the most popular Festivals and Events in South Africa –
The Aboakyir festival is celebrated on May each year. This Festival is celebrated by the people of Simpa or Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana. The festival is a celebration to mark the migration of these people from the ancient Western Sudan Empire where they were led by 2 brothers and a god called Otu.
The Homowo Festival is celebrated on August and September. This festival is celebrated making fun of hunger.
The Hogbetsotso Festival is celebrated on the first Saturday of November every year by the Anlo Ewes of the Volta Region of Ghana. The essential feature of this festival is a magnificent durbar of chiefs and citizens.
The Fetes des Masques (Festival of Masks) is celebrated on November. One of Cote d’Ivoire’s most famous festivals is the Fetes des Masques or the Festival of Masks, which takes place in the region of Man occurs in November.
The Durbar festival is celebrated at the culmination of the two great Muslim festivals Id el Fitr and Id el Kabir.
The International Camel Derby & Festival takes place at Maralal, Samburu District, centered at Yare Club & Camp. It is a spectacular festival packed with a variety of events that draws visitors from all over the world.
National Women’s Day is celebrated to commemorate 9 August 1956 when women participating in a national march petitioned against pass laws legislation that required African persons to carry a document on them to ‘prove’ that they were allowed to enter a white area.
Source:travel.mapsofworld.com

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