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Sierra Leone - Calendar
Sierra Leone International Film Festival
Takes place in Freetown over six days, showcasing the collaborative efforts of talented film makers from around the globe. Secondary screenings also take place in the towns of Bo, Makeni, Kono, and Kenema.
The Lantern Festival
Freetown’s neighbourhoods compete against each other to create the most colourful and fantastical floats with inspiration drawn from both past and present.
Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon
Every year on June 9, running and cross-country enthusiasts from across the globe come together to take part in the Kiln Sierra Leone Marathon. The marathon aims to raise money for the Street Child of Sierra Leone charity.
August marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the annual arrival of Eid al-Fitr. After a long month of fasting, Eid ceremonies are also held at mosques across the country.
A lively festival of traditional music, dress and food.