Barka de Sala! Eid Mobarak! For the fête, after eating copious amounts of maroori juldé (“party rice”), we went up to Ngaoundéré to watch the fantasia. The fantasia starts with the Lamido, who is a traditional religious leader roughly equivalent to a regional king, leaving his palace and visiting the city. During that time, well-dressed men and horses take turns charging up with their spears and weapons, demonstrating their strength. After about an hour, the Lamido returns and everyone rushes up and dances.
Part I: Celebrating with the family in Ngatt
Part II: The Fantasia