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This is a cultural festival in Kaduna State celebrated to bring to an end the year’s harvest and to proclaim the commencement of the hunting periods.
Afan, which means hill is greatly revered by the people as they believe it shields them from their enemies. Because of this believe, the Kagoro people in Southern Kaduna adores the hill.
On that very day, the Afan (hill) will be purified in a sacrifice to be performed by the Chief priest after which he declares the period of hunting open the next day. The grand finale is the top hill bush burning that is followed up with the hunting proper.
The hunters dressed in their hunting attire return home with the proceeds from the hunting where they will be welcomed with various kinds of traditional music and shouts.
This festival is presently celebrated on the New Year day as a mark of the commencement of a new hunting year.

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