Evala (Initiation festival in Kabyé region). Evala is the Festival of wrestling in Kabye land. This ceremony of ritual initiation is practiced from house to house and individually from the month of January allowing therefore the youngsters of 18 years of age to access adulthood. The festival lasts for a week. The final ceremonies is held between 11th – 14th of July, and coincide with the 2nd Saturday of that month every year.