The Durbar Festival

The durbar festival  is one of the most colourful festivals in the northern part of Nigeria featuring royal parades of thousands of men adorned with various colourful atires riding on horses. 

Durbar Festival is a four-day event that sees thousands of people participate in a magnificent display of equestrian activities. The event takes place at the end of Ramadan and coincides with the onset of Eid al-Adha. During the celebration, thousands of men dressed in turbans and other traditional robes roam through the streets of major Nigerian cities on horseback. The festival is particularly popular in the states of Katsina, Sokoto, and Kano. The celebration dates to the 14th century

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