Lamu Cultural Festival Makes Comeback After 2-Year- Hiatus

The Lamu Cultural festival is officially back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The festival, which attracts hundreds of tourists, is normally marked in old town, a historical place that was listed in 2001 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Lamu Old Town is a unique and rare historical living heritage with more than 700 years of continuous settlement.

The event will be celebrating 20 years. It’s organized by the Lamu County Government and aims at improving trade and cultural practises of the Swahili people.

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy said that they are very excited at the return of the cultural festival since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Timamy said the cultural festival seeks to uniquely project the beautiful and diverse local cultures and traditions. It will start on Thursday and end on Saturday.

Other annual festivals held in Lamu include Maulidi Islamic Festival, Lamu Yoga Festival, Lamu Painters Festival and the Shela Hat Contest.

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