Rwanda's 10th Red Rocks Cultural Festival less than three months away The 10th Red Rocks Cultural Festival is coming up on August 26 to September 2. The theme for this year is “Conservation and Cultural Sustainability”. The final day of the Festival coincides with Rwanda's annual Kwita Izina Gorilla Naming Ceremony, during which new-born gorillas are given names by conservationists. The day culminates in the Crazy Night of the Gorillas, which is a party for all to enjoy.
The Culture Festival is a celebration full of vibrant, thrilling cultural events, making it an exciting time for all ages. Visitors can enjoy traditional music performances every afternoon, cultural artwork and dances, evening storytelling around a campfire, discussions and debates surrounding conservation, and much more. In addition, the festival runs concurrently with the annual Rwandan Kwita Izina, a Gorilla Naming Ceremony, during which newborn gorillas are given names by conservationists. Kwita Izina is held on the morning of the festival’s last day, allowing the excitement to build throughout the weeklong celebration. The final night of the festival is marked by the Crazy Night of the Gorillas, which includes refreshments, dancing, and live music for all to enjoy.
Visitors and conservationists who participate in the Red Rocks Culture Festival are given the opportunity to learn more about the culture of Rwanda, the need for sustainable development, and the conservation efforts made to protect endangered mountain gorilla populations in the area. In doing so, they support the local community’s everyday life while also helping preserve the region’s cultural heritage. Rwanda is already a rich tourism hub, yet the festival promotes further cultural participation among visitors. As this will be the 10th anniversary of the festival, visitors can also expect enhanced cultural diversity and conservation that reflects the nation’s pride.