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Banjul Cultural Festival

By Banjul City Council
25th December -1st January
Annually

Description

It’s a long-standing display of the local Banjul culture and masquerade parade each Christmas day to New Year’s in January. Banjul, the capital city is a melting pot of ethnicities. All the major ethnic groups in the country are found here, as well as migrants from the neighboring countries, vying to showcase their masquerades and performance traditions at this time.

Cultural Significance

Positive step in promoting cultural diversity and mutual appreciation of each other’s cultures and religious tolerance among the people of Banjul. Showcase the traditional masks and masquerades of the ethnics in Banjul both Christians and Muslims living in harmony.

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