|Argungu Fishing Festival|
Photo Credit: MFK
You can find a slide show of photographs of the festival here.
Taking place in the North Western state of Kebbi, this tradition started in 1934 to celebrate the peace agreement ending centuries of hostility between the Hausa Kebbi Kingdom and the Sokoto Caliphate - the latter was an Islamic state that had taken control of a Hausa village in the early 19th century. The festival also heralds the time to welcome the fishing season.
MTN Kulture Fest put together a short clip of the Argungu Fishing festival:
The Argungu Fishing festival and the Eyo Festival are both from Nigeria, and (from what I could find out) are held one day after the other this year. Despite this, they are very different from each other (which is clearer when watching the video clips). The Eyo festival in Lagos is in the south, on the coast, whereas the Argungu Fishing festival is in the north. It was interesting for us to note the differences in geography, attire, and overall energy.
Map used was sourced from: The World Factbook 2013-14. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2013 .