Being a country with a rich cultural heritage, Botswana has a calendar full of cultural events unique to the country. Added to this, the country also celebrates a host of International events that take place in different months of the year. Here is a guide to some of the most prominent events you can anticipate when holidaying in the country.
New Year’s Day
Botswana like the rest of the world celebrates the arrival of a new year with a host of street parties, traditional music performances, dances and a feast of food and drinks. With celebrations kicking off on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day is a public holiday in the country similar to many other nations around the world.
Taking place in Gaborone and its suburbs, Maitisong is one of the largest art festivals in Botswana. The event strives to inspire the local communities with the best in the local and international arts industry and sees the creativity of a host of artists from Botswana and around the world. Interestingly, the event spans over 9 days and can be completely enjoyed by those staying at hotels in Gaborone Botswana the likes of charming Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.
World Wetlands Day
Botswana places enormous importance on its unique environment and exotic wildlife. Thus, World Wetlands Day is celebrated across the country in full force during the month of February. If you are visiting the country during the month, you will be able to be a part of the country’s significant initiatives and festivals to protect the environment like animal conservation.
Allowing the communities of Northwestern Botswana to take part and enjoy music, culture and art, Muan Festival is a celebration of the country’s tribal culture. Considered one of the most awaited events in the Botswana calendar, the event also benefits schools by raising funds for underprivileged children.