Ibo Island Festival

Ibo Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

Since 1773, Ibo Island has celebrated Kueto Siriwala - the Ibo Festival - every June - a spectacular fusion of colour and rhythm, featuring local music, food stalls, dhow races and competitions.

Come and enjoy this unique music and cultural spectacle - starting on the 23rd June! Kueto Siriwala means "to not forget your roots" and this festival is a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of Ibo Island, and the families who live there and preserve its history.

Enjoy traditional dancing, local music groups and beautiful singing - or watch some of the plays and poetry presented by the children of the island. Try fresh seafood, coconut rice and traditional foods from some of the stalls as the whole island joins in this celebration of their unique Mozambique culture.

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