The Twin’s Festive Celebration
Celebration is an annual event held on the island of Bioko in Rebola every January. It is an important gathering that brings together people from different parts of the island to celebrate the birth of twins.
The Twin’s Festive Celebration is an annual event held on the island of Bioko in Rebola every January. It is an important gathering that brings together people from different parts of the island to celebrate the birth of twins.
One of the main attractions of the Twins Festive Celebration is the traditional dances performed by the locals. Participants dressed in white, accompanied by lively traditional music. Palm oil is a must for this type of event. This festivity serves to promote and preserve our ancestral heritage.
Another highlight of the event is the sharing of traditional food. Local delicacies such as fried fish with palm oil, boiled plantains and yame-based dishes are prepared and served to community members. This food exchange symbolises unity and the importance of coming together as a community, especially after individual New Year celebrations
In addition, the Twins’ Feast gives community members the opportunity to share their experiences and stories from the previous year. As people gather and socialise, they exchange stories of joy, challenges and achievements, fostering a sense of connection and belonging to the community.
Overall, the Twins’ Holiday Celebration is a joyous event that helps the Rebola community on the island of Bioko come together after their individual New Year celebrations. Through dance, traditional food and sharing of experiences, this celebration strengthens community bonds and promotes cultural unity.
Photo: Jaime Bocho