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VOODOO FESTIVAL (Jan 10) Rep. Benin
The voodoo festival is celebrated on 10 January every year. It is instituted to give more value to the culture of Benin and the different cultural and cultic realities. It is always organised in the Republic of Benin. It is also a way of celebrating the ancestors and the riches they left as a heritage.
FESTIVAL COULEURS D'AFRIQUE (Mai) Rep Benin
Africa, its know-how, its cultures are celebrated this month of May during the festival Couleurs d'Afrique organized by a group of associations from Elbeuvien, supported by the City. There will be something for all tastes and all ages! So don't hesitate, come and discover, travel, exchange...
GAANI FESTIVAL (Dec) Rep. Benin
In December, the Gani festival takes place in Nikki for seven days. Initially animist, its rites are unchanging. The Bariba king of Nikki receives gifts from all the chiefs of his kingdom as well as from the other Bariba kings of Kouandé, Kandi and Banikoara, who show him their respect and even their allegiance. The Gnon Kogui, a respectable woman, enthrones the young princes by shaving their heads and blessing them. During the festival, the royal attributes, sacred drums and copper trumpets, accompany the famous Bariba cavalry.
The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou or FESPACO is one of the largest African film festivals. Created in 1969 under the name "First African Film Festival of Ouagadougou", it takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. It is also one of the few remaining state film festivals in the world.
The objective of the festival is "to promote the distribution of all works of African cinema, to allow contacts and exchanges between cinema and audiovisual professionals, and to contribute to the growth, development and safeguarding of African cinema as a means of expression, education and awareness-raising.
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