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Carnival returns to the streets of Bissau after a two-year absence

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After an interruption that lasted two years because of the pandemic, Carnival returned to the streets of Bissau final Saturday bringing collectively all ethnic teams in a present of color and unity.

“The Guinea Bissau carnival is genuine and unique, as a result of it reveals the customs of every ethnic group within the nation and its cultural range: its dynamics, its manner of singing, dressing and dancing. It’s really an genuine and unique carnival!”, stated Rui Manuel Da Costa, co-organiser of the Carnival.

For a lot of, Carnival represents a chance to have fun the nation’s numerous cultural heritage.

This yr, neighbouring Senegal was the visitor of honour.

“Carnival means so much to me, as a result of it permits me to really feel really Guinean.
It’s with the carnival that we are able to symbolize our tradition and our lifestyle. I would love each Guinean to have the ability to present and dwell his or her tradition, as a result of each day our cultural heritage is disappearing”, stated Carnival participant Alfredo Sylvestre Nanque.

One other Carnival participant, Daniela Semedo Djoco, “the elders are attempting to save lots of our cultural heritage, however the youth do not wish to be taught.
The federal government should arrange a mechanism to make younger folks conscious of Guinean tradition, as a result of our tradition may be very lovely”.

The occasion was opened by the minister of Tradition, Youth and Sport, Augusto Gomes, who careworn the shut ties shared with neighbouring Senegal.