Durbar Festival Kaduna State


Durbar Festival

The Durbar festival dates back hundreds of years to when the northern used horses in warfare. During this period, each town, district, and nobility household was expected to contribute a regiment towards the defence of the emirate.

Once or twice a year, the emirate military chiefs invited the various regiments for a Durbar (military parade) for the emir and his chiefs. During the parade, regiments would showcase their horsemanship, their preparedness for war and their loyalty to the emirate.

Today, the Durbar has become a festival celebrated in honour of visiting heads of state and at the culmination of the two great Muslim festivals: Id-el Fitri (commemorating the end of the holy month of Ramadan) and Id-el Kabir (commemorating Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifice of a ram in place of his son).

Durbar Festival

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