Calabar carnival festival in Nigeria happens to be the Africa’s biggest street party. It was formed as a part of the vision to making Cross River State in Nigeria , the number 1 tourist destination for Nigerians and other Tourists all over the world . The Carnival which begins in every 1st December and last till 31st December has boosted the cultural mosaic of Nigerian people while entertaining the millions of spectators within and outside the state .
BRIEF HISTORY OF CALABAR CARNIVAL : The Calabar carnival has come a long way …. it all started 2004 , when the Governor of Cross River State , Mr Donald Duke had a vision of making his state the hub for Tourism and Hospitality in Nigeria and in Africa . The Carnival presents a perfect platform from brand visibility for consumer and market awareness . According to Osima-Dokubo , the carnival aimed to include more aspects of local heritage and culture at the same time strengthen the capacity of the locals to participate in an economically beneficial way . Recently Cross River State has become the pride of Nigeria or Africa as far as Tourism , Carnivals and hospitality is concerned .