The Sabiny is among the diverse cultures of Uganda that accrue from the count of 65 tribal groups forming a ground for the lucrative cultural safaris in Uganda. Coming as the second of its kind, the Sabiny Culture Festival will run from 11th – 14th November 2015.
The Event’s Organizing Committee Chairperson Mr. Kalifani Chemutai acknowledges the occurrence of the event and notes that even the head state has been invited along with the Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto. The Sabiny Cultural Festival aims at showcasing the culture of the Sabiny people in the east of Uganda whose traditions are impressive to encounter on Uganda safaris.
The festival brings together the participants from local and international scene that joins each other to jubilate the Sabiny culture and along with cross cultural interaction which makes it relevant even for the visitors on safari in Uganda.
This follows the similar event which was the first of its kind among the Sabiny held on the 29th December 2014 which showcased the norms and general culture of the Sabiny people conducted at Kakwai Sabiny cultural center in the district of Kapchorwa.
The Sabiny Culture is unique and less explored with the greatest number of people knowing the Sabiny for their Female Genital Mutilation. The Sabiny people present a rich, impressive and remarkable cultural values and customs. They are remarkably re-known hunters and keen farmers who do various things to improve their lives.
The Sabiny people used to practice the female genital mutilation in the past but the practice is gradually phasing out as it was considered inhuman. Their marathon competency has earned them recognition not only at the national level but also at International scale. They feature considerable food types along with their preparation, the Sabiny regalia, the impressive traditional medicine and their unique way of life.
The Sabiny has presented people of national significance including the Stephen Kiprotich an International gold medalist, the Stephen Chebrot Transport Minister in the Uganda government among other notables.
The forthcoming Sabiny Cultural Day which will be the second of its kind is anticipated to bring the best of the Sabiny allowing the locals and the visitors including those on safaris to Uganda to explore the Sabiny culture in detail.