Calabar Carnival 2016 date: Live Update With street dancing Photos
Calabar carnival 2016 themed ‘Climate Change’ date has been announced with and funfare has commenced. belive me when i say this Calabar is the place to be during this Christmas. Dont miss any update from the calabar carnival 2016 as Dailygists will be sharing photos and latest gist from the city of calabar.
The Calabar street Carnival has come a long way since it began in 2004, Then governor of Cross River ,Mr Donald Duke, had a vision of making cross river state the hub for tourism and hospitality in Nigeria and in Africa. The calabar street carnival was initiated to showcase the rich cultural values of calabar . “According to Osima-Dokubo, the carnival directed to encompass more facets of localized heritage and culture and at the same time strengthen the capability of the local people to take part in an economically beneficial way”, . lately,Cross River State and Calabar has become the pride of Nigeria or Africa as far as tourism, carnivals and hospitality is concerned
By reputation,calabar carnival is said to be Africa’s biggest street party. and the 2016 being the 11th edition the theme for calabar carnival 2016 is ‘Climate Change’.
Inaugurating the street carnival, the governor of cross river state, Ben Ayade said calabar carnival 2016 would feature much fun-fare and excitement for tourist and residents alike
stating the reason for choosing the Calabar Municipal Garden as the focal venue for the 2016 Calabar Carnival , Gov Ben said the village was chosen because it was central and accessible to residents and tourists.
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The governor also said the village would serve as a major venue for funfair and market for Christmas shopping and promised that adequate security measures had been taken to safeguard tourists and fun seekers at the village.
The governor said that this year’s carnival would be used to highlight the issues of climate change.
“It is to the glory of God that we have witnessed the first and second dry run of the 2016 Calabar carnival.
“I wish to declare the 2016 Calabar carnival village open to all. The 2016 carnival will be better and bigger.
“We have put in place more innovations that would meet the taste of our esteemed tourists.
“I wish to assure all those coming in for the carnival of adequate security.“Calabar carnival is the largest street party in Africa. It is time for the world to visit Calabar again for that fun fair.“Calabar carnival is 12 years; the festival had continued to grow from strength to strength.
“We are happy because it had also promoted unity and created strong relationships between the state and the international community