A community of Sierra Leoneans in The Gambia hosted the 52ndIndependent carnival celebration in Banjul. This urban cultural event, reports The Patriotic Vanguard, “has now become a tradition to bring together Sierra Leoneans and non-Sierra Leoneans alike to celebrate in unity regardless nationality, political background, region and ethnicity and an attraction to tourists.
The Sierra Leone Independence carnival, which has now become part of The Gambia’s tourism celebration was greeted with respect and honor in order to rejoice in harmony with both Gambians and Sierra Leoneans alike and this celebration has been the biggest street carnival to bring together some members from the west African community presently residing in The Gambia ranging from Sierra Leoneans, Gambians, Guineans, Nigerians, Ghanaians and Bissau-Guineans.”
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