International Peace Festival 2016

A Blog Post from Footsteps Eco-Lodge in The Gambia

by David White - 09 August 2016

Farato International Peace Festival

In support of this charity event Footsteps has purchased tickets. Should your holiday with us fall on any of these dates you will recieve a complimentary ticket which includes transport to and from the event. Enjoy your Gambia Holiday!

"Karmic Angels and The House of Action are holding the 2nd International Peace Festival in Farato, but this time it is a 3 day festival!

This event has the full certification of the NAC (National Arts & Culture) and they are also helping in sponsoring the event. This event is exclusive to Karmic Angels and The House of Action charities and no other international peace festival can be held in The Gambia.

Friday 25th Nov 2016

This year's festival will be an even more spectacular event, with a peace walk (prior to the opening) and cultural dancing and music on Friday 25th November with the official opening around 11.30 am with the closing time around 6.30 pm.

Saturday 26th Nov 2016

On Saturday 26th November the main festival day with the opening around 11.00 with a further peace walk within the stadium followed by peace speeches and cultural dancing until 6.00 pm. The music festival commences after that opening with Jaliba Kuyateh (Ambassador to Karmic Angels) & the Kumareh Band. Further artists will be performing throughout the night until 4.00 am.

Sunday 27th Nov 2016

Sunday 27th November is the sports day, but before the International Peace Festival Football Tournament Final, starting around 11.00 am will be a final peace walk around the village of Farato followed by various traditional fashion shows for Mandingo, Fula, Jola & Wollof weddings. Cultural music will follow by the Tanji Museum Band and a 30 minute comedy slot after. The football final is from 3.00 – 5.00 pm with presentations of awards followed by a closing speech by the two charities to conclude the festival around 7.00 pm.

Drinks & refreshments

On all 3 days drinks and refreshments will be supplied by our drinks sponsors Gambega and food will be available through the vendors (all at very reasonable prices – much less than tourist prices all at local prices). We have deliberately kept the prices to a minimum as this allows everyone to come and enjoy the festivities. Do not miss out on this spectacular event.”

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