Côte d’Ivoire which is a host and hospitality land is endowed with the cultural diversity of some sixty ethnic groups. From this mix, the word Akwaba has become a national expression to translate the word “Welcome” to all its guests.
The rich Ivorian cultural heritage allows us to appreciate this beauty through festivals in the different regions of the country and the traditional demonstrations. The most popular ones are Abissa in Grand Bassam, popo Carnival in Bonoua, Djipri in Sikensi, Poro in Korhogo; and masks outdoorings in Wè land.
The local dances are extremely impressive and they enrich the Ivorian cultural landscape: Zaouli, a traditional dance of the gouro people is now registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just like the Balafon of Korhogo.
As for the Ivorian material heritage, it is made of various sites including the historical city of Grand Bassam which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Property.
Against silence and oblivion, the Slave Route, a project launched by UNESCO in 1994 in Benin, was implemented in Côte d’Ivoire with the return of African Americans to their roots. In the same vein, with Ivoiro descendants from Guyana, the Boni people stayed on their ancestors’ land recently in April. The materialization of the Slave Route is seen through the construction of stelae in Kanga Nianzè and Lahou Panda.
As the exhaustiveness of the Ivorian cultural heritage cannot be highlighted here, we invite you to come and discover Côte d’Ivoire, this beautiful country spread over 322,462 Km and bordered by 560 km of ocean.
As part of the 27th UPU Postal Congress, which is being held in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, from 10 to 28 August 2020, participants will be offered an exciting program of visits to tourist sites and the discovery of Ivorian culture.
All you have to do is register in the excursion program to participate.
A registration procedure via a platform will be communicated later on this website.
On the sidelines of the Congress, a lively village in the colors of all Africa will be open to delegates from 8 to 28 August 2020. It will be a place of entertainment, relaxation and a whole trip to discover exotic food and products.