Calabar Carnival 2017

Calabar carnival, said to be Africa’s biggest street party is a month-long even that takes place in the city of Calabar, Cross River state Nigeria. Calabar carnival has turned out to be the most colourful, most popular and the most attended carnival in and around Nigeria. since the initiation of the carnival, Calabar carnival has helped boost the tourism industry of Cross River state and Nigeria in general as the carnival has draws millions of people within and outside Nigeria to witness the carnival.

calabar carnival 2017

 

calabar carnival 2017

The carnival features, music concert, theater performances, lectures, fashion show, Beauty pageant, Boat Regatta, exhibition, etc. The street dance and parade which is the highlight of the carnival will include performance of carnival bands such as Seagull, Passion 4, Master Blaster, Bayside and Freedom Bands.

calabar carnival 2017

This year edition of the Calabar carnival will play host to about 26 countries. The Countries that have indicated interest to participate in the carnival include South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Rwanda, Greece, Kenya, Thailand, Ghana and others, while artist from within and outside Nigeria will be performing at the carnival.

 

calabar carnival 2017

18 thoughts on “Calabar Carnival 2017

  • November 28, 2017 at 11:38 pm
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    This sounds like such an amazing event. I would love to hear more about what happens during the month. It there a set schedule? What kind of activities happen? The colors are absolutely gorgeous.

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  • November 29, 2017 at 2:12 am
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    This looks like loads of fun! I love the costumes. So unique!

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  • November 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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    This is the reason why i like spending christmas in calabar. wish am going to be in calabar this december.

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  • November 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm
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    Oh my gosh, the colors are just incredible, and their costumes have so much detail. What a sight!

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  • November 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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    This looks like such a fun event! I love the photos of the colorful costumes.

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  • November 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    These pictures are wonderful! Those colors!!

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  • December 1, 2017 at 1:21 am
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    I love such colorful festivals and events!
    What a wonderful photo opportunity! Hope to witness in real some day.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 10:31 am
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    Stunning photos of the bright and beautiful costumes! It looks like you had such a fun time.

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  • December 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    Wow this looks like a really fun event! Some really great pictures captured that totally make me want to go! I’m so bad about going to festivals and parade type things but you’ve inspired me..plus now that I have a little one this sort of stuff will be a must!

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  • December 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    This looks like such an incredible event. I would love to experience it one day!

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:48 am
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    Looks incredible! I’ve never heard of Calabar before this

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  • December 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm
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    Africa is definitely on my “travel wish list”! This event looks so colorful and fun! I just love the beautiful, vibrant costumes!

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  • December 24, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    I’ve always wanted to go to a Carnival Festival! It looks like such a fun event!

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  • March 30, 2018 at 7:06 am
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    Wow that’s such a colorful carnival . Must a enjoyed a lot . It looks really fun . Wish I had the opportunity to see it.

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