Traditional festivals in Ivory Coast
The cultural and religious diversity makes the country conducive to traditional festivals.
The cultural and religious diversity makes the country conducive to traditional festivals. At the end of October, Abissa takes place in Grand Bassam. This festival of the N'Zima people is one of the most publicized in Côte d'Ivoire. In Bonoua, east of Abidjan, the Popo Carnival takes place every year, between April and May. An authentic promotion of the culture of the Ehivet people, the carnival gives rise to parades, fairs, and beauty contests. The Feast of the Harristes, a three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Brègbo, is a significant event for believers. The Dan Arts and Culture Festival is an opportunity for the Yapeuba and Toura peoples to share their culture around the mask dance. Every year, the Festagni festival pays tribute to Ivorian popular music. Akan people are celebrating The Yam Festival, and it is an opportunity for the community to gather together.