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African Festivals and Events

African festivals and events listed by month. Articles and resources about major events like the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Dakar Rally, The Africa Cup of Nations, Christmas celebrations and more.

Africa's Best Festivals and Events
My picks for Africa's best festivals and events are listed below. It's worth planning your vacation to Africa around any of these top festivals and events. Click on the headings for more information.

Africa's Best Music Festivals
My selection of Africa's best music festivals includes the Festival au Desert in Mali, the World Sacred music festival in Fez (Morocco), Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Zanzibar and many more. Planning your trip around a music festival is a great excuse to travel to some of Africa's most exciting destinations and enjoy a fantastic cultural...

January Festivals and Events in Africa
January Festivals and Events in Africa. African festivals in January include new year celebrations in South Africa and Muslim festivals in North Africa. If you're celebrating the cultural festival in the deserts of Mali, watch out for the Dakar Rally coming through at the same time.

Africa at the Oscars
African movies, actors, and directors at the Oscars. Find out if African movie stars, films and documentaries have been nominated for an Academy Award. See what Oscars have gone to African actors, directors and producers in the past.

February Festivals and Events in Africa
February Festivals and Events in Africa include Africa's biggest film festival in Burkina Faso; religious celebrations in Mauritius; a gay pride parade in South Africa; music festivals in Zanzibar and Mali.

May Festivals and Events in Africa
African Festivals and Events in May include a fragrant Rose festival in Morocco and a hunting feast in Ghana. A battle of the bands will rock Harare at the end of May and a film festival in Uganda will keep the video halls packed in Kampala. All the events are kicked off with International Labor Day on the 1st of May, which is a national holiday in most African countries.

March Festivals and Events in Africa
March Festivals and Events in Africa include a grueling marathon in the Sahara desert; Africa's largest film festival in Burkina Faso; a colorful spring festival in Mauritius and a cultural festival in Cape Town, South Africa.

April Festivals and Events in Africa
African Festivals and Events in April. April brings spring to northern Africa and fall to South Africa. Easter is celebrated by Christians throughout the continent and runners have their pick of interesting marathons in the Sahara Desert and the African bush.

June Festivals and Events in Africa
African Festivals and Events in June include several music festivals in Morocco; a dance festival in Senegal; a film festival and a cultural festival in South Africa; and a film festival in Zanzibar.

July Festivals and Events in Africa
If you need a reason to travel to Africa this July then perhaps a Dhow festival or the Marrakech Popular Arts festival and others will inspire you.

August Festivals and Events in Africa
August Festivals and Events in Africa include wine festivals in South Africa; a harvest festival in Ghana; a Berber marriage festival in Morocco; a fashion show in Cape Town and a Camel Derby in Kenya.

September Festivals and Events in Africa
September Festivals and Events in Africa. African festivals and events in September include a whale festival in South Africa, a contemporary art festival in Johannesburg, a salt festival in Niger, a voodoo festival in Togo, and a New Year's celebration in Ethiopia.

October Festivals and Events in Africa
October festivals and events in Africa include a music festival along Malawi's lakeshore; a date festival in Morocco; cultural festivals in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Seychelles; the end of Ramadan; and a festival celebrating the sunrise at Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's finest ancient sites

Christmas in Africa
Christmas in Africa is celebrated throughout the continent where there are christian communities. This article looks at the festivities, church services, dinners and more that happen throughout Africa at Christmas. There's also information on how to say "Merry Christmas' in several African languages.

November Festivals and Events in Africa
November Festivals and Events in Africa inlcude a film festival in Cape Town, a Durbar festival in Ghana, a carnival in Mombasa (Kenya) and more.

December Festivals and Events in Africa
December Festivals and Events in Africa. A harvest festival in Swaziland, a Saharan cultural festival in Tunisia, a Minstrel Parade in South Africa are just some of the great events going on in Africa this December.

Africa's 2012 London Olympics
Africa's 2012 London Olympics - Medal Winners and Heroes. Fifty-three African countries participated in the 2012 Olympic Games held in London from 27 July - 12 August. In the end, ten African countries took home medals (two for the first time). Find out how the African nations performed, the medal winners, the heroes and the heartbreaks.

New Year's Eve in Africa
New Year's Eve in Africa. Find out how Africans celebrate New Year's Eve from Morocco on down to South Africa.

Africa Travel During Ramadan - Ramadan and Traveling to Africa
Africa Travel During Ramadan. Information about traveling to Africa during Ramadan. Find out if Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, will affect your travel plans. Find out where in Africa Ramadan is adhered to, if travelers are also expected to fast, if shops, banks and museums will still be open and more.

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
A travel guide to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Find out how to buy World Cup tickets, where the World Cup stadiums are, where to buy World Cup package tours, how to get to South Africa, how to get around South Africa, where the 2010 Fan Parks are and much more.

Africa at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Africa at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Find out about Africans competing at the Winter Olympics (2010), including Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong Ghana's "Snow Leopard", Kenya's Philip Boit, Senegal, Ethiopia, Morocco and South African Olympic hopefuls. No medals will be contested for, it's all about personal endurance and the Olympic spirit.

Africa at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Africa at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Find out about Africans competing at the Winter Olympics (2010), including Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong Ghana's "Snow Leopard", Kenya's Philip Boit, Senegal, Ethiopia, Morocco and South African Olympic hopefuls. No medals will be contested for, it's all about personal endurance and the Olympic spirit.

Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse in Africa, 29 March 2006
The Total Solar Eclipse in Africa, 29 March 2006. Travel guide to see the total solar eclipse in Africa. Lists solar eclipse tours, country information, weather conditions, maps and more about the total eclipse traversing Africa, March 2006. The path of the eclipse will go through Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Libya and Egypt.

26th Africa Cup of Nations
The 26th Africa Cup of Nations, is being held in Ghana (2008). The Africa cup of Nations is Africa's biggest, and most important sporting event. Find out who is playing, when the matches are, how to see them on TV, what players to watch and more fun facts about the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Dakar Rally
Information and fun facts about the Dakar Rally, the world's most gruelling off-road race. Motorcycles, cars and trucks race over 7000 miles from Europe through Africa. Originally the race went from Paris to Dakar but the route changes annually.

Africa in FIFA's World Cup 2006
Five African nations will be represented at FIFA's World Cup this summer (2006) in June, the world's most important sporting event. The teams come from Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Tunisia. Find out about the African teams, fixtures and groups. I've also picked out what players to watch and which African teams are favored to do well.

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