Durbar Riders: Image of the Day (July 9, 2013)

By ZODML on Tue, 09/07/2013 - 22:21

Durbar Ceremony in Kano State, Nigeria

 

The Durbar Festival is a centuries-old celebration which takes place at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha (or Sallah, as the period is referred to in Nigeria). A spectacular traditional parade of ornately dressed Hausa-Fulani horsemen pays homage every year to the traditional emirs. Kano State, the subject of our Discover Nigeria featured article of the week, is renowned for its Durbar celebrations.

Have you ever been to a Durbar festival? Share your experience in the comments!

Image source: Channels Television

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