First International Mundang Culture Festival: Celebrating Diversity and Unity

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The first ever International Festival dedicated to Mundang culture was held in Kael from April 10-16, 2023, bringing together Mundang brothers and sisters from all over Cameroon, Chad, and the diaspora. The event was organized by the Mundang Culture Association “Mbe Zah” and led by Taibe Ngaba, with the theme of “The Mundang people in celebration in the dynamics of reflection on their socio-cultural and socio-economic development.”

Celebrating Rich Cultural Heritage

The festival featured a wide range of activities that aimed to celebrate and multiply the rich cultural heritage of the Mundang people. From heritage dances and initiation dances to gastronomy and fashion shows, stories, skits, conferences, and debates, the festival offered something for everyone. Throughout the week, attendees were captivated by the various activities, which highlighted the unique traditions, customs, and beliefs of the Mundang people.

Promoting Domestic Tourism and Social Cohesion

In addition to celebrating Mundang culture, the festival also promoted domestic tourism and social cohesion. Through the promotion of the Mayo Kani destination, the organizers encouraged attendees to explore the beauty of the region and to support local businesses. The festival also provided a platform for the Chadian community to come together and participate in the festivities, demonstrating the power of cultural events to bring people together and foster unity.

The opening and closing ceremony was graced by the presence of Saleh Quebsabo, Prime Minister of Chad, who joined in the celebration and commended the organizers for their efforts in promoting Mundang culture and social cohesion. The festival was a success, drawing large number of attendees and showcasing the rich and diverse culture of the Mundang people.

Overall, the first International Festival dedicated to Mundang culture was a success, providing a platform for the Mundang people to celebrate their rich heritage and promoting social cohesion and domestic tourism. The event demonstrated the power of cultural events to bring people together and foster unity, highlighting the importance of preserving and celebrating cultural traditions for generations to come.