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Red Rocks New Year’s Festival: No fireworks, just fun!

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There is no doubt that New Year’s Day, which falls on January 1, is the most celebrated public holiday around the world.

At the Red Rocks Intercultural Centre in Nyakinama village, Musanze district, the biggest New Year’s party begins on January 13 with a three-day programme of events, including performances from traditional Rwandan musicians, cultural displays, and an “introduction to the Rwandan way of life”. However, attendees shouldn’t expect fireworks.

“One of the most significant festivals in the Rwandan culture, the festival is celebrated mostly by communities around Musanze district who are keen to usher in the new year in style,” organisers of the festival told Travel News Rwanda.

For visitors to Rwanda, the Red Rocks New Year’s Festival is the best time to try Rwandan cuisine and local banana beer, as well as interact with locals in a unique African jungle, which sits on a magnificent, crater-like valley cordoned off by gently cascading hills.


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