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Niumi Badiya festival

1st weekend of April yearly in Juffureh, but Alternatively with Toubacouta, Senegal

Description

The Gambia and Senegal both share deep historical, cultural and ancestral ties. Nowhere is this unity in diversity spelt out more clearly than in the border regions surrounding the countries of Senegal and The Gambia. Here people move freely between the two countries sharing in their local traditions and other business engagements.

The villages of Juffureh and Albreda are situated in the North Bank Region of the River Gambia. Tourists have been visiting these villages since 1976, when Alex Haley’s book ‘Roots’ was first published.

Cultural Significance

It is the need to preserve such cultural values allowing our communities to live in peace and harmony that the “Nuimi Badiya”

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