Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lagos Carnival Parade Photos

This year's Lagos State carnival day parade was very colorful and Lagosians continues to enjoy the distinction of being Nigeria's largest city.The carnival came to its height Monday as dancers and masqueraders walk through the streets of Lagos' two main islands. Here are Photos from the Lagos Carnival 2013

.Lagos Carnival parade
Nigerians thrilled about 2013 edition of the Lagos Carnival
photos of lagos carnival

                    Lagos Carnival photos

This year, Lagos' state government said the festival would commemorate the region's historical ties with Brazil. Portuguese explorers once came to the region and Brazilian-style homes can still be seen in the city's older neighborhoods.

Masqueraders from the Lagos Carnival
                     Lagos Carnival pictures

The entire arena of the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) was filled to capacity, just as the crowd outside the arena was unable to gain access into the main arena.

                      Largos Carnival 2013 photos

In his brief remarks after the carnival, the Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola said the state had achieved a global calendar that makes it a tourists’ destination during Easter.

Fashola said the event had significant economic impact on the lives of the citizens, saying all the costumes used are locally produced by students of the state’s skills acquisition centres.

Basking in the euphoria of success he said hotels in the state were filled up as businesses recorded higher sales, stressing that the tradition of the carnival means a lot to the residents.


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