Liberia is a West African country with diverse cultures, religions, and festivals. The following are the major festivals in Liberia:
National Unification Day
This is a public holiday celebrated on May 14th to commemorate the end of Liberia’s civil war and the unification of the country. It is marked with parades, cultural dances, and the waving of the Liberian flag (Moses, 2021).
Liberia gained independence on July 26, 1847. The festival is celebrated annually with a parade, singing of the national anthem, and the waving of the Liberian flag. People dress in their traditional attire, and there is a display of cultural dances and food (Moses, 2021).
New Year’s Day
This is celebrated on January 1st, marking the beginning of the year. It is marked with fireworks, music, and dance in different parts of the country (Moses, 2021).
Christmas Day is a public holiday celebrated on December 25th in Liberia. It is a Christian festival marked with church services, feasting, and gift-giving. People dress in their best clothes and exchange gifts with friends and family (Moses, 2021).
This is a traditional secret society festival celebrated in Liberia. It is a rite of passage for young men, and it is meant to teach them the values and responsibilities of adulthood. The festival involves a series of events, including initiations, secret meetings, and cultural dances (Moses, 2021).
The Fula Festival is a cultural festival celebrated by the Fulani people in Liberia. It is marked with traditional dances, music, and costumes. It is a celebration of their culture and heritage (Moses, 2021).
In conclusion, Liberia has various festivals that are celebrated throughout the year. These festivals are a celebration of the country’s culture, heritage, and traditions. They provide an opportunity for Liberians to come together, share their experiences, and strengthen their community.