Calabar is a massive tourist center in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. It is the capital of Cross River state in Nigeria. Calabar carnival also is known as Africa’s biggest street party was a carnival created as part of making cross river state, Nigeria the number one tourist site and destination for Nigerians and tourists all over the world. The carnival which starts every December 1 and runs through December 31 has elevated, escalated and boosted the cultural strength of Nigeria while entertaining millions of people within and outside the state with a massive stream of entertainment. Each year the Calabar carnival is given a theme that sends out a message and builds up the carnival and this year 2019 the theme for the carnival is “humanity “Nigerian culture and tourism content is being showcased to the national and international population present. This carnival is also called the pride of Nigeria.
The Calabar carnival is the biggest and longest tourism event in west Africa. It features participants from over 25 different countries. The street parades and battles of the band are broadcasted to a television audience of over 50 million and social media is not left out as both Instagram and Facebook also Carrie’s event.
We are proud to call Calabar carnival one of the biggest carnivals IN the world and Africa’s biggest party.
How is Calabar Carnival Celebrated?
It is a celebration with a month-long series of events and entertainment that is exciting. The major highlight of the Calabar carnival is the street parade and the battle of the bands. There are also other events like street parties, ceremonies, concerts, art shows, masque events, sports events, non-stop parties and many more. The excitement and fun that is experienced in Calabar carnival is none to others. Calabar carnival is a place to be and spend the holidays especially this Christmas period.
When is the Calabar Carnival 2019?
The Calabar carnival 2019 starts from 1st of December and finishes on New Year’s Eve 31st December. It is an event that runs throughout the month of December. An event that you can’t afford to miss. An event that spices up your holidays.
Where is Calabar Located
Calabar is a city in the Southeastern part of Nigeria.it is the capital of Cross River state.
The Calabar Carnival Program 2019
- 1st to 10tth Dec————– the millennium week
- 12th to 17th Dec—————- sports week
- 19th to 24th Dec—————- Tinapa family festival
- 25th to 31st Dec—————– carnival week.
There are various activities which includes
- Bikers parade
- Miss Africa beauty pageant
- Wonders on wheel
- Green carnival
- New Year’s Eve firework display etc…