📷: @kachi.e for Alara #AlaraTravels #Kano #Nigeria #Durbar | June 26, 2018, 11:14 am
#AlaraTravels We were lucky enough to be invited to Kano by HRH the Emir of Kano to observe the most recent Durbar Festival.
Each year, the Durbar marks Eid al Fitr and Eid al Kabir. So, just over a week ago, to mark the end of Ramadan, Kano put on the finest parade of horsemanship, regalia, and Northern Nigerian tradition. What before had been a way to display skills and preparedness for battle, has evolved into a festival of celebration of both tradition and history.
The Emir begins the parade by riding to his mother’s house to greet her, highlighting the importance of the mother in the Islamic tradition, and then makes his way to the Kofar Kudu, the location of the Durbar Race.
Titleholders and district heads ride ahead of him into the venue, where both races and displays of horse skills take place.
Here is our photo diary from our recent trip
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