- Title: NIGERIA: Nigerians celebrate the Durbar festival
- Date: 13th October 2007
- Summary: (BN15) KANO, NIGERIA (OCTOBER 12, 2007) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LOCAL PALACE MUSICIANS SINGING FOR THE ROYAL PRINCE BOY PREPARES HORSE FOR THE ROYAL PRINCE PEOPLE WALKING AND ON HOSES WALKING IN A PROCESSION PRINCE AMINU ADO BAYERO ON A HORSE RIDE TO DURBAR PEOPLE IN A PROCESSION MEN ON HORSES WALKING IN PROCESSION AS THEY PAY TRIBUTE TO AMINU ADO BAYERO AMINU ADO BAYERO ON A HORSE ACCEPTING TRIBUTE FROM HIS SUBJECTS MEN ON HORSES PAY TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCE
- Embargoed: 28th October 2007 12:00
- Location: Nigeria
- Country: Nigeria
- Topics: Religion
- Reuters ID: LVA7GU6I4Z4JR1J0X15SZAAH4VCN
- Story Text: Nigerians in the town of Kano celebrate the festival of Durbar as they pay tribute to their spiritual leader.
In the ancient Islamic city of Kano on Friday (October 12) thousands of people paid tribute to their spiritual leader the Emir of Kano, Prince Aminu Ado Bayero in the Durbar festival.
Mounted on beautifully decorated horses, different community leaders in the Kano Emirate council led their people to pay homage to the Emir.
Speaking at the ceremony the crown prince to the Kano Emirate Aminu Ado Bayero says the ceremony is a religious as well as a cultural festival which the people use to celebrate the end of the 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
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