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Makunduchi Mwako Kogwa festival (11 images)

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The Mwako Kogma festival takes place in the village of Makunduchi on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania each July. It marks the start of the of the Muslim New Year (according to the Shirazi calendar) and last four days.
The first day is the most spectacular with a ritual fight started when two brothers from the south of the village challenge two brothers from the north. Soon the whole male population of the village are fighting and running around the open field at the centre of the...
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