How Katsina Emir steal the show at the famous ‘Hawan Bariki’ durbar (Pictures)
As norm and tradition entails, days like today being the day after Eid El-fitr, the Katsina State Emirate do also usually organised a colourful durbar procession like that of yesterday called ‘Hawan Bariki’.
During the event, hundreds of people of royal dynasty from different districts do wore traditional attire and rode horses in an orderly manner from the Katsina old government House in GRA to the Emir’s palace in Kofar Soro.
Traditionally, the main aim of the procession is for the Emir to visit the Governor, rejoice with and exchange pleasantries to mark the end of the Sallah celebration.
This year (Today), the Emir and his entourage rode their horses to the old government house early in the morning where they were warmly received by the Governor and many other government officials.
The Emir and the Governor both made speeches to the people of Katsina.
All the district heads who attended the occasion thereafter rode their horses back to the Emir palace in an orderly and colourful manner.
The emir later rode back to his palace too to mark the end of the Sallah celebration.
Bellow are some of the best pictures of the emir’s entourage: