Lagos Events and Festivals
Lagos events and festivals are strong entity representing the culture of Lagos, the way they think and styles they adopt in their lives. Lagos events and festivals are important source of understanding the people of Lagos. These events also bring harmony between widely diverse ethnic groups of Lagos and effectively represent all the groups.
Some important events celebrated annually are important part of Lagos culture. We will make you familiar with some of the important events.
Lagos Events; Liberation Day:
25th of April is celebrated as the Liberation Day. Lagos people celebrate it with great passion and sounds of cannons are seen dominating the entire atmosphere. People celebrate whole day with Great Spirit and different functions and fireworks are seen.
Lagos Events; Banho:
Another important event of Lagos people is celebrated on 29 August. It is associated with an old tradition according to which, some villagers travelled down from the hills and celebrated summer. They spent their whole night on beach. This event takes place at Batata beach and ends up at midnight. After that crowd gathers at Meia Praia Beach and people keep on enjoying till Dawn.
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Lagos Events; Medieval Festival:
It is a festival that takes place in November as anniversary of Infate Dom Henrique.
Lagos Events; Shango Feast:
A very colorful festival is associated with Shango God in Lagos. Sacrifices are given at the shrine of Shango God and according to their belief priest is gifted with magical powers at that day.
Lagos events; New Years Eve:
Another common event is celebration of New Year. People of Lagos show a great interest in New Years Eve. A great firework display can be seen along the river front and everyone is excited to go, watch and celebrate it.
Lagos Events; Muson festival:
Muson is an annual festival that promotes art and craft of Lagos. This festival has gained a significant importance and is part of Lagos events since late 90s. It takes place at Muson Centre of Lagos.
Lagos Events; World Friendship Fair:
An important Lagos event that develops friendly relations between foreign and local people of Lagos is World Friendship Fair. Fair is held at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Lagos events; Lagos photo:
Lagos photo is an event organized at Eko Hotel annually and plays an important role in promoting photography. The work of leading Nigerian photographers is promoted and work of international artists is also displayed, making the festival an important event of Lagos.
Lagos Events; Lagos Motor Fair:
It is an important technological event of Lagos held annually and is an important source that display latest model of vehicles and all the technical advances are brought to people of Lagos. All the international and other African manufacturer of vehicle are brought here. It is organized at Tafawa Balewa Square.
There are many other events and festivals that are considered an essential part of Lagos. One of them is Carnival festival celebrated annually. These all events make Lagos a colorful place to visit.