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which is a caricature of the real Hawan Nassarawa durbar was initiated by the youths to replace the real durbar, as a result of the insecurity situation which led to the cancellation of the Sallah durbar, a celebration which almost every individual in the area looks forward to. For people in the area, the Sallah festival celebration is incomparable with any form of celebration especially the ‘Hawan Nassarawa Durbar. During this event the Emir of Kano pays homage to the state governor, and also goes through the GRA which incidentally flanks Giginyu town.
During such periods young and the old, male and female gather along the road side to pay homage to their Emir, as they believe who ever sets eyes on the Emir during such festivity lives longer. It was reliably gathered that such has been the trend for ages, until when the challenge of insecurity emerged and such durbars were cancelled.
It will also interest many to note that though the people of Giginyu became so obsessed with the durbar procedures that even a 7 year old child knows the rudiments of Hawan Nassarawa, therefore its cancellation has put them in a quandary, as they have no other thing to hold on to that can replace the old historic event.
It was in 2012 that a young man named Mubarak Idris Giginyu and some few youths in the area, initiated a caricature of Hawan Nassarawa Durbar, to serve as a replacement of the cancelled durbar that year. Though it was durbar characterized by corn stalks decorated to serve as horses,what initially started as a mere caricature of the festival turned out to receive accolades just like the original durbar in the town.
Mubarak, Emir of the corn stalk durbar.
The lovely durbar highlights the
False eye lashes and beards were part of the fun.
Note the corn stalks carried by these princes.
A huge crowd gathered to watc and personalities.