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Mwaka Kogwa

| July 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mwaka Kogwa When: July or August(scheduled July 19 this year 2012) Where: Southern Zanzibar, Tanzania History: The Shirazis (Persians) were the first foreigners to settle in southern Zanzibar. They brought with them their traditions which have been adapted to the local context. One such tradition is the celebration of ‘Nairuz’ according to the Shiraz calendar. [...]

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Guin Festival 2012

| July 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Guin Festival 2012 When:  Before the second Sunday in September  Where: Aneho-Glidji, Togo  History: Togo as a country has a large ethnic population with indigenous beliefs, accounting for about 51% of the overall population. It is no surprise then that these native religious beliefs are celebrated in ‘voodoo’ fashion. The Guin people of Glidjo-Aneho in [...]

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