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Terrazzina Beach - Sharm El Sheikh, Sinai Beach, Red Sea

Terrazzina Beach regular events at Sharm El Sheikh One of Sharm el Sheikh’s most picturesque stretches of sand, Terrazzina Beach is a great place to chill out for a while. After exploring Sharm el Sheikh’s other interesting attractions, visitors can take a much-needed break by simply lounging around on the sand and swimming in the cool, clear waters. Terrazzina is the local hot spot. Currently,...

Festivals in Gambia

Image - Festivals in Gambia There are a number of Gambian festivals which have either been part of traditional society or have in modern times been recently created. Some are agricultural in origin having there roots in the land while others are related to the sky above such as the rainmaking festivals involving the women of the village. Roots Festival The festival is a...

Festivals in Tunisia

Image - The Sahara Festival One of the most important parts of the Tunisian culture is the numerous Festivals that take place across the country throughout the year. The lively nature of the people of Tunisia is reflected through their celebrations. From the smallest villages to the biggest cities of Tunisia, Festivals are celebrated all over. Tunisia Festivals include...

Festivals in Mali

Image - Dogon Mask Festival Festivals of Mali bring out the vibrant culture of the country. Mali is a butterfly shaped land in West Africa. There are many tourist attractions in the place including beautiful scenery, artistically designed mosques and many villages. Tourists from all over the world visit the place throughout the year. The people of the region celebrate...

Festivals in Zimbabwe

Image - Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Zimbabwe is one of the popular holiday destinations in the world drawing tens of thousands of tourists across the globe every year. The country is home to the spectacular Victoria Falls. Harare is the capital city of Zimbabwe. The country is landlocked on all sides. The Victoria Falls is situated on the Zambezi River. The country offers swanky...

Festivals in Morocco

Image - Festivals in Morocco Fixed Date Festivals in Morocco February Festival of the almond blossom The Tafraout Valley, where almond-trees reign supremely, is enchanting to the eye at blossom time. Ranging from immaculate to blushing pink, the blooms do not last for a very long time. This brief existence makes them even more attractive, drawing more and more visitors to...

Festivals in Ghana

Image - Festivals in Ghana One of the most attractive aspects of the Ghanaian culture is the colorful traditional festivals and durbars which are held yearly in all parts of the country. These festivals reveal some common features and beliefs of our society. Through the festivals, the people remember their ancestors and ask for their protection. Festivals are also held in...

Festivals in Zanzibar

Image - Zanzibar's Mwaka Kongwa Festival Mwaka Kongwa Festival The last week of July sees the village of Makunduchi celebrate Mwaka Kogwa, the Persian New Year. The festival is a riot of colour, filled with rituals and fun. Men are given the chance to mock fight each other with banana stems, to clear any past disputes for the new year, women dress in their best clothes and sing songs...

Festivals in Tanzania

Image: Festivals in Tanzania Dar es Salaam Music and Dance Festival This is a competitive festival of ethnic music and dance featuring performers from all across the mainland of Tanzania. Mount Meru International Marathon The World's Most Exotic Marathon, starts and ends in Arusha, Tanzania, the gateway to the magnificent national parks of Tanzania and nearby Mt. Kilimanjaro...

Festivals in Kenya

Image: Festivals in Kenya Festivals in Kenya are grandly observed all over the country. Kenya is a country of Eastern Africa, which is enclosed by Ethiopia to the northern edge, Somalia to the eastern edge, Tanzania to the southern edge and Uganda to the western edge. This country is flourished by a number of significant landmarks and plenty of sightseeing spots. All the...

Festivals in Nigeria

Image: Durbar Festival in Nigeria Nigeria has many local festivals that date back to the time before the arrival of the major religions, and which are still occasions for masquerade and dance. The local festivals cover an enormous range of events, from harvest festivals and betrothal festivals, to the investing of a new chief and funerals. It seems odd to Western ways of thinking...

Festivals in Zambia

Image: Festivals in Zambia - Kuomboka Festival Cultural ceremonies and festivals Festivals in Zambia are the ideal occasions for merry making in the country. The country of Zambia includes a colorful and diverse culture. You will get a glimpse of the wonderful culture of the region in the Festivals in Zambia. The culture of Zambia is of contemporary type that includes a wonderful blend of...

Festivals in Ethiopia

Image: Festivals in Ethiopia Description Celebrations in Ethiopia are great and colourful events, mostly religious, and frequently take place over several days. Timkat-Feast of the Epiphany, 19 January During the first millennium B.C. and possibly even earlier, various Semitic-speaking groups from Southwest Arabia began to cross the Red Sea and settle along the coast and in...

Festivals in Egypt

Image: Festivals in Egypt Egypt is a wonderous country with many festivals and celebrations. Some festivals are historic, some are secular and some are religious. Public Holidays and Moulids There are many holidays and festivals in Egypt, both Muslim and Christian, national and local. It is important to be aware of some of these holidays, for example, Ramadan, when all...

Festivals in Swaziland

Fig: Festivals in Swaziland - Reed Dance (Umhalanga) Reed Dance (Umhalanga) Lobamba, Swaziland Description: he Umhlanga Reed Dance is a traditional dance and ceremony where up to 100 000 Swazi maidens gather and dance for the Queen Mother. This is a demonstration of tribute to the Royal Family that goes back centuries in time. Taking place over a week, normally the last in August, it is largely...