DZAWUWU FESTIVAL OF AGAVE – EWES

Every February, the chiefs and people of the Agave traditional area celebrate their annual Dzawuwu festival at Dabala, their commercial center. It is essentially a thanksgiving festival where a special portion of food is sprinkled with the gods. It also commemorates the bravery of the Agaves of the past who fought and won several wars.  It is the time to pay tribute to departed ones and to pour libation for the people to renew their loyalty to their rulers. It has an impressive Durbar of chiefs to climax it. Drumming and dancing feature prominently.

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