PHOTOS: 2012 Abuja Carnival Celebration

The first lady of Nigeria, Patience Faka Jonathan on Saturday November 24, 2012 declared open the 8th edition of the Abuja National Carnival.

The event which held at the Eagle Square in Abuja was preceded by a procession which commenced from Area 1, Garki, Abuja by contingents from participating states of the federation and visiting cultural troupes drawn from ten countries across Asia, Europe and America.

The celebration included dance, music, drama and fashion parade. Parents and youths were not left out as they trooped out in their numbers to partake in the celebration.

Check out pictures from the event:

Abuja National Carnival 2012

Abuja National Carnival 2012; Masquerades parade by various states

Abuja National Carnival 2012

Abuja National Carnival 2012

First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan (L) speaking at Abuja carnival on Saturday. Photo: Reporters-365

CONTINGENT FROM YOBE STATE DURING A DURBAR AT THE 2012 ABUJA CARNIVAL IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (25/11/12). Photo: NAN

CROSS SECTION OF MMA-EFFIOM ENTERTAINMENT THEATER GROUP FROM CROSS-RIVER STATE DURING A DURBAR AT THE 2012 ABUJA CARNIVAL IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (25/11/12). Photo: NAN

River State looking so bright.

Bayelsa State at Jabi lake during the boat regatta display.

One of the volunteers of the 2012 Abuja Carnival tagged “Carnival of Peace and harmony”

Photo by: Federal Ministry of Information

Photo by: Federal Ministry of Information

Photo by: Federal Ministry of Information

Abuja carnival, 2012. Photo by: Federal Ministry of Information

Abuja carnival, 2012. Photo by: Federal Ministry of Information

Photo credit: Federal Ministry of Information

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