A Durbar festival is an annual festival celebrated in several cities of Nigeria. It is celebrated at the culmination of Muslim festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the Emir and his entourage on horses, accompanied by music players, and ending at the Emir's palace.
Durbar festivals are organised in cities such as Kano, Katsina and Bida, and are considered tourist attractions.
The purpose is so that people can strengthen their armies by given them weapons from their homes.