Sakalava Fitampoha ceremony

The « Fitampoha » or Bath of the Sakalava Royal Relics consists of washing relics of ancient kings in the Tsiribihina River on Ampasy Island near Belo on Tsiribihina, the ceremony is celebrated every five years and lasts for one week except fady days. or banned on Mondays and Wednesdays. The fitampoha translates into bathing royal relics, zebu sacrifices, folk dances, songs, « tromba » whose deaths speak through possessed and sexual orgies that symbolize chaos in the beginning before the arrival of the sovereign « zanahary » or God.

 

See you in 2021

Guaranteed departure, combined tour with “Trip down Tsiribihina River and Tsingy of Bemaraha”