Today was World Cultural day with the theme to promote diversity. Different communities around the globe were able to celebrate their diverse cultures.
Diversity is what makes the world colorful. It helps us appreciate our uniqueness. We are able to displace various activities of cultural value. It’s an opportunity to reflect on how things were before urbanization.
Cultural values are vital in promoting nature conservation. It’s what promoted peaceful coexistence between humans and wildlife. They were able to live along each other peaceful. Everyone was happy.
Pros of cultural festivals and events
- They promote peace and cohesion
- They promote tourism.
- They promote a sense of belonging and comfort.
- They help strengthen both society and family structures.
- They promote new knowledge and education.
- They promote understanding and appreciation of different food and drinks recipes.
The list is endless…That’s why is important and fun to celebrate cultural festivals and events.
Some of the cultural festivals and events in Kenya include:
Lake Turkana Festivals
This festival allows us to celebrate the cultural diversity of Marsabit county. Brings together its 14 ethnic communities, other Kenyans and visitors from all of the world. Allows us to enjoy the unique songs and dances.
It aims at promoting suba culture. It was founded by Anne Eboso and is usually held on the Rusinga Island. Rusinga island is located within Homabay County.
Just like the name spells out, story. This festivals brings together authors and book lovers. It involves workshops, discussions and some bit of entertainment.
Maralal Camel Debry
This is one the best cultural festival. It attracts tourists from all over the world. It involves competition of camels ride by both amateurs and gurus. Aims at promoting and celebrating samburu culture.
Do you love the four-wheel drives, adventure and speed? Then this is one of the festivals, you dare not miss. For you to emerge winner, you have to be able to visit most of the check points using shortest distnace. So creativity in creating routes is an added advantage.
Its one of the oldest cultural festival to be founded. Offers enjoyment and understanding of the swahili culture. It is held………………This festival involves dhow sailing races, donkey races, henna paintings, artisan craft making and Bao games.
This is a music festival that brings together some of the best musician across continent. You are able to enjoy live performance by your favourite artists.
Do you always buy souveniers in all places you visit? Do you love new and amzing food recipes? What about learning those new moves and enjoying yourself in awesome consume? Mombasa carnival is yours to attend. Get to enjoy some fun and learn more about the swahili culture.
Shela Hat Contest
It aims at promoting creativity among the communities. Participants are requied to make unique hats out of materials withing Lamu island. This is the place that host this wonderful festivals.
Nakuru being my hometown, I grew up looking forward to this event. I guess this is what gave birth to my love for cars and speed. I believe this is where real drivers are found. The rough terrains, was the big deal. Personally, this is my best cultural event.
Lamu Painters Festival
This festival promotes and celebrate the talented artists. The artists are able to show their paintings to the world. It is held in Lamu.
Lamu Yoga Festival
This festival allows yoga lovers to mingle. They get to enjoy some yoga, sail on a dhow as well as some swahili cuisine.
Kenya Kite Festival
Did you enjoy playing with kites while young? This festival allows you to relive those sweet memories. You get an opportunity to meet and interact with kite loves.
Nairobi Film Festival
This is one of the festivals I wish was founded earlier. It allows locals to showcast their talents in films. It was founded last year by Sheba Hirst and Mbithi Masya.
This festivals allow artists to mingle and treat their fans in the streets of Nairobi. It is hosted by the PAWA254.
Do you know more festivals and events I have left out? Feel feel to add them on the comments.
If you missed to fully enjoy World Cultural Day like, don’t worry. Look for any upcoming events. Prepare in advance and have double fun to compensate today.