Durbar festival

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Horseman at Kano Durbar (2006)
Bida Durbar (2001)

A Durbar festival is an annual festival celebrated in several cities of Nigeria. It is celebrated at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the Emir and his entourage on horses, accompanied by music players, and ending at the Emir's palace. Durbar festival is celebrated much in kastina Durbar festivals are organised in cities such as Kano, Katsina and Bida, and are considered tourist attractions.

See also[edit]