Moro-Naba Ceremony


The Moro-Naba Ceremony takes place every Friday around 07:00 in
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. Mossi leaders travel to the compound of the Moro-Naba chief. They are seated by rank for the Moro-Naba's appearance. The Moro-Naba wears red and appears with a horse as if prepared for war. A cannon fires, the most senior chiefs pledge allegiance, and the Moro-Naba leaves before reappearing in white, as if making peace. Doolo, the traditional beer, and kola nut drinks are distributed, after which the Moro-Naba holds court. The ceremony is said to represent the Moro-Naba's Political minister, ministers dissuading him from going to war.

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