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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Image of Tamarind Beach HotelTamarind Beach Hotel : Uroa Village

Uroa Village, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 3.5/5, Average Hotel Reviews
  • Two star Beach property
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Image of Uroa Bay Beach ResortUroa Bay Beach Resort

Uroa South Region, Uroa, 2675 Tanzania
  • Expensive Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
~2.42 Miles from Zanzibar
Exterior of Paradise Beach ResortParadise Beach Resort

Rd. Marumbi, Uroa, Tanzania~2.43 Miles from Zanzibar
Chwaka Bay Resort in Chwaka

Village Chwaka, Chwaka, 1480 Tanzania
  • 4 star Beach property
  • Check in: 02:00 PM
~5.24 Miles from Zanzibar
Image of Ras Michamvi Beach ResortRas Michamvi Beach Resort in Michamvi

P.o. Box 635 Michamvi, Michamvi, 635 Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Guest Reviews
  • Four star Oceanfront property
  • Check in time: 12:00 AM
~8.47 Miles from Zanzibar
Photo of Melia ZanzibarMelia Zanzibar in Kiwengwa

P.o. Box 3140, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 5 meeting rooms
~9.92 Miles from Zanzibar
Image of Ocean Paradise Resort & SpaOcean Paradise Resort & Spa - Kiwengwa

Kiwengwa Beach North East Coast, Kiwengwa, Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Guest Reviews
  • High-end Oceanfront hotel
  • Check in time: 14:00 PM
~11.09 Miles from Zanzibar
Image of Kasha Boutique HotelKasha Boutique Hotel - Zanzibar

Pobox 152, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 4-star Oceanfront property
  • Check-in time: 14:00 Pm
Twisted Palms Lodge & Restaurant : P.o. Box 870

P.o. Box 870, Bwejuu, Tanzania
  • 4.5/5, Very Good Guest Reviews
  • Economy Oceanfront hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
~13.09 Miles from Zanzibar
Miza Wa Miza

Miza Wa Miza Bwejuu, Zanzibar, POBOX24 Tanzania
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more

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