Mwaka Kogwa: a guide to Zanzibar’s banana plant fighting festival

20 June 2013 Pin this image 'Island and Diving' by moron noodle. Creative Commons Attribution Location: Kae Kuu, Makunduchi, Zanzibar Dates: 15-21 July 2013. Level of participation: 2 - watch the banana bashing and join the evening banquet Walloping your neighbour with the stalk of a banana plant doesn’t sound like a healthy pursuit, but in southern Zanzibar it’s seen as a purification ritual.

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