Mwaka Kogwa Festival Makunduchi Nearby Hotels in Zanzibar Tanzania

Event Name
Mwaka Kogwa Festival Makunduchi*
Event Dates
Jul 22 - Jul 27, 2014

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Event Details provided by La Madrugada Beach Resort in Makunduchi

Zanzibar Mwaka Kogwa Festival The last week of July sees the village of Makunduchi celebrate Mwaka Kogwa, the Persian New Year. The festival is a riot of colour, filled with rituals and fun.Picture OnePicture One Men are given the chance to mock fight each other with banana stems, to clear any past disputes for the new year, women dress in their best clothes and sing songs about family, love and life. The highlight of the festival is the traditional burning of a hut, said to signify the passing of the old year and the start of the new. This ritual is thought to ensure the safety of the village in case of fire during the year and to purge evil from the people and the land. After the fire and fighting, there’s song, dance, drumming and feasting. Hospitality is extended to all people as the locals believe that any villager without a guest will be the recipient of bad luck and the party goes on till dawn. There are many different rituals involved in seeing out the old year, and welcoming the new. The Mwaka Kogwa usually lasts about four days. However, it is the first day which is the most interesting and exciting. In the canter of the town is the Kae Kuu, a large, open space, and it is here that the action starts at about 11 a.m. Two brothers from the southern part of Makunduchi take on two brothers from the northern part in a ritual combat. Other activities and events include music, theatre and dance performances and exhibitions. Zanzibar Tanzania

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Exterior of Tamarind Beach Hotel Tamarind Beach Hotel
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Uroa Village, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Uroa South Region, Uroa, 2675 Tanzania
  • Expensive Oceanfront property
  • 2 floors in hotel
~2.42 Miles from Zanzibar
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Rd. Marumbi, Uroa, Tanzania ~2.43 Miles from Zanzibar
Photo of Ras Michamvi Beach Resort Ras Michamvi Beach Resort - Michamvi
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P.o. Box 635 Michamvi, Michamvi, 635 Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Hotel Reviews
  • Four star Oceanfront property
  • Check-in time: 12:00 AM
~8.13 Miles from Zanzibar
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P.o. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
  • Luxurious 5 Star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 15 suites
~9.92 Miles from Zanzibar
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Kiwengwa Beach North East Coast, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Read Reviews
  • High-end Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
~11.09 Miles from Zanzibar
Photo of Kasha Boutique Hotel Kasha Boutique Hotel : Pobox 152
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Pobox 152, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Four-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check-in time: 14:00 Pm
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P.o. Box 870, Bwejuu, Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Hotel Reviews
  • Economy Oceanfront property
  • Shuttle to airport available
~13.09 Miles from Zanzibar
Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est - Zanzibar
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Nungwi Rd. Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Reviews
  • High-end Downtown property
Al Johari
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Stone Town Shangani (Next To Serena Inn) Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 4 star Beach hotel
  • 20 sleeping rooms in hotel

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