The beautiful coastal city of Limbe in the South West region of Cameroon is booming with carnival atmosphere. The city's annual festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) kicked of on Saturday, April 8, 2017. According the Government Delegate to the City, Mr Andrew Motanga Mojimba, this is a great occassion for Limbe. In fact, 'it is not everyday that one gets the chance to attend a festival in the warm and beautiful beach town of Limbe', screamed a tourist. 'The Limbe Festival of Arts and Culture is just that golden opportunity for you to be in Limbe.' The festival showcased the cultural affluence of the creative and talented Cameroonian people in all its facets. The most spectacular aspect of this cultural jamboree is its inclusive nature as it provides room for exhibitions from all parts of our colourful and richly blessed Cameroon, united in its diversity. This year, the ambiance of the event has enhanced by its international dimension as it is graced by participation from other African countries like Nigeria, Togo, Benin and others. Highlights of the event have included a competitive canoe race, the great marathon, energetic and exciting tradition dances, breathtaking arts and cultural exhibitions, rib-cracking tug of war and the famous traditional wrestling. Another activity with a wow effect was the guided tour to Limbe's breathtaking islands and visits to the city's fascinating touristic sites, on Tuesday, April 11, in a modern boat cruise along the coastline of Limbe into its west coast town of Idenau. In its third year, the displays have been an improvement of the past, kicking off with an ecumenical service, food fair, artist animation, Miss Limbe Night, works of arts display, poetry and drama arts, singing competition. Side events included an evaluation of Cleanest Quarter Competition, Bimbia slave trade village revisited as a potential tourist site, a marathon, and football competition. Limbe rocks!
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