Festivals & Events in Zanzibar

September 10, 2022
Culture, Travel

The most popular festivals and events on Zanzibar Island are

1.Sauti za busara music festival

2. Festival of the Dhow countries

3. Mwakakogwa Festival

SAUTI ZA BUSARA FESTIVAL

Features a rich variety of African music from the region of different countries with more than 400 musicians participating for about six to seven days inside the old fort house Ngome Kongwe

FESTIVAL OF THE DHOW COUNTRIES

East Africa’s largest cultural event. takes place in Zanzibar in magnificent. historical venues along the waterfront of stone town. The festival celebrates the unique cultural heritage of the Dhow countries

The African continent and the Indian Ocean region are their global diaspora

MWAKAKOGWA FESTIVAL

This is a traditional festival to celebrate the local new year.it is only practiced in the southern Unguja, particularly in Makunduchi

Originating from Persia and brought here by early immigrants Mwakakogwa is marked by sacrifices. dances and actually field fighting in addition to the tourists from abroad. it draws participants from the whole of Africa

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