the passer-by in Kano, Nigeria

Kano, an islamitic town in the North of Nigeria. The principal inhabitants of the city are of the Hausa tribe. The emir of Kano hosts a Durbar to mark and celebrate the two annual Muslim festivals Eid-ul-Fitr (to mark the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan) and Eid al-Adha (to mark the Hajj Holy Pilgrimage). The Durbar culminates in a procession of highly elaborately dressed horsemen who pass through the city to the emir's palace. This reportage gives an impression of the beautiful Hausa people, the slaugther feast and the Durbar.

by Pamela Mooij ©