La Fête de l’Igname

This traditional celebration  was originally organized by the Salman tribe to give thanks for a good harvest.

This Yam festival is celebrated annually on the 15th of August in the town of Savalou. 

According to Tossoh GBAGUIDI XIII, King of this locality, the yam species ‘Laboco’ is celebrated because it is the first tuber collected.

This feast of the new Yam has become an opportunity for the people of the Mabou de Savalou to worship and give thanks to the Ancestors.

Complementing this celebration, the people of Savalou organize several traditional activities from the different cults including public prayers, animated songs, praise and cultural dances.