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Donia Festival from 26 to 30 September 2018

Still in preparation, the 25th edition of the Donia Festival will take place on September 26-30, 2018. The entire population of Nosy Be counts the days which, despite the postponement, will do everything possible to make this festival a unique moment of its kind . Numerous events will be on the program, spectators only have to prepare well.

No impact despite postponement

If the city of Nosy Be is used to attending the Donia festival during the weekend of Pentecost, everything has changed this year. Indeed, the event was postponed by four months because of the beginning of Ramadan which corresponds to the dates of the launch of Donia. The city has been keen to respect the dates of Ramadan because a high number of Muslims live in Nosy Be. There was no question of partying while the Muslim community was in full period of Ramadan. The organizers have postponed the festival in September without changing the programs that have already been planned.

Valorisation of the cultural aspect

As we know, the Donia festival is an annual event that showcases the musical culture of the Indian Ocean. Various artists from the islands of the Indian Ocean will be present at the party. In addition to the great Malagasy artists such as Black Nadia, Tence Mena, Maitre Ruffin, Sisca and others, Seychellois, Reunion and Mahoran artists will also perform concerts. South Africa will also send some singers and musicians. It should be noted that there will also be elections of Miss and Mister, carnival and nocturnal celebrations during this 25th edition.

Tourism first and foremost

According to Stella Randrianiaina, director of sustainable tourism development, the Donia festival is not just about promoting the cultural side. This festival aims to contribute to the promotion of national tourism. The island of Nosy Be is certainly a popular destination but thanks to this festival, it will be more and more known internationally. Thousands of tourists and foreign visitors will be present at the party. They will attend the festival but they will not miss to discover the beautiful locality either.

 

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