Things to see in Burkina-Faso

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Burkina Faso


Generally, Burkina Faso is the kingdom of the bush and savannah landscapes that are so particular and recognisable, being monotonous and flat. However, some reliefs break this monotony and contribute their beauty to it! In the north of the country, the Oursi dunes give you a foretaste of the discovery of the Sahara.

Arts and culture

One of the main characteristics about the culture of Burkina Faso is without a doubt the shared affection the people have for their cultural traditions. Like in many Sub-Saharan African countries, the inhabitants of Burkina Fasso attach great importance to the worship of their ancestors, tales, music, folk dances and artisanry.

African sages consider oral tradition, which is an important source of history for young Africans, to be the backbone of society. The music and dance that make up a large part of the African way of life are a form of entertainment and a way to express feelings and emotions.

Numerous cultural events in Burkina Faso bear testimony to the country's belief in the continuity of African art. Held every two years, the Ouagadougou International Art and Craft Fair, the largest arts and crafts exhibition on the African continent, and the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou are the two largest and most popular cultural events in Africa. National Culture Week is also very important in Burkina Faso and takes place every year in Bobo-Dioulass.

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