Being the custodian of religion and culture, the emirate council customarily organizes festivities and ceremonies to mark special occasions. The ceremonies elegantly and adorably display the best of our proud Heritage. Among the special occasions that are being marked include the two Islamic Eid-fitir and Eid-Adha. They are marked with 3 days of
Hawan Sallah,
Hawan Bariki,
Hawan Shuwari


The ceremonies feature a large procession of more than a thousand horsemen dressed in colorful costumes followed by musicians and dancers in a carnival like atmosphere. The horses are equally decorated with silver and gold ornaments to complement the colors and importance of the rider. The procession is watched by thousands of on lookers lined up in the streets cheering the participants. The evenings are spent watching various cultural dances and displays of musical talents, at the Emir’s palace.
There are less colorful but equally important ceremonies that displays the rich cultural and religious heritage of the Emirate such as mini-Durbar, installations and turbaning ceremonies.

Hawan sallah a Dutse - Part 1

 

Hawan sallah a Dutse Part 2


 


FESTIVALS
Sallah Festivals
Hawan Sallah Karama [Eid- Fitir]
Hawan Sallah Babba [Eid- Kabir]

 

Fishing Festivals
Miga
Gwaram
Kiyawa

 

Regular Festivals
Wasan Danbe [Traditional Boxing]
Wasan Kokawa [Traditional Wrestling]
Wasan Sharo [Fulani Beatings]