Harmattan is here. As the fog descends, ribbons and banners begin to hang from pole to pole announcing carnivals on streets and in estates across the country. But then there is the biggest carnival of all. The pride of Nigerians and the hub of true tourism, hospitality and and cultural heritage. The Calabar Carnival;. Proudly tagged “Africa’s Biggest Street Party” hits the ground on the first day of December and extends through the entire month. This year, the festival is holding at the Old Calabar Zoo Garden and it is aptly themed “Climate Change” to promote preservation of the forest and encourage climate-friendly behavior during and after the festival.
If you are participating in this year’s festival, there is plenty to look forward to: beautiful costumes, choreography, souvenirs, and the famous Calabar hospitality. Looking back, however, we have handpicked some of the best pictures and costumes over the years and some of these are truly jaw-dropping awesome!
Dazzling, are they not? We hope to see even more of these in this year’s show. Follow on Instagram for updates as they come.