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Ibo Island, Mozambique also Celebrates

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As we are all getting used to celebrations and the fun and feeling of well being that they bring, can I tell you about another celebration a few miles away? Cast your mind to Ibo Island, a World Heritage Site in the Quirimbas Archipelago National Park in Northern Mozambique, with a history that goes back centuries and a tropical island scene that we all dream of (particularly as the rain C_TBW45_70 lashes down here).

They have a week of festivities starting on the 22 June and the celebrations go under the name of Kueto Siriwala, which translates as “to not forget your roots”. The first celebration was held in 1773! The activities are aimed at bringing families together and re-affirming the culture and heritage of Ibo Island.

Traditional dancing is led by local music groups playing local instruments which make for a truly happy and communal atmosphere. Food, of course, plays a big part in the festivities and the fresh seafood, coconut rice and tropical fruit come from the Island or the sea around it. The influence of past invaders is reflected in the dishes served giving you a truly Mozambique experience with rich flavours.

Children read poetry to the crowds and fun bike races on ancient bicycles are organised. Perhaps the most serious competition takes place on the sea around Ibo Island as dhows race each other. This culminates in the Kaskina Race with the dhows racing from Ibo to Matemo Island and back. Crowds line the shore and the walls of the fort to cheer on their team.

Ibo Island is always a great destination for a holiday that incorporates activities on and in the sea, exploring the historic building on the island and pure relaxation. It is C2090-540 still off the beaten track but well worth making your way there. Call us on 01323 446550 or info@experienceholidays.co.uk for further details on your tailor made holiday to Ibo Island. Visit our website at www.experienceholidays.co.uk



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