Lamu Cultural Festival is a festival of both the past and the future, and the convictions and conventions that are the central core of the Lamu people group. Most guests to the island become hopelessly enamored with this casual and quiet way of life, and going by amid the Lamu Cultural Festival is an opportunity to encounter Lamu life at its most extravagant and euphoric. Every year, Lamu wakes up amid the yearly Lamu Cultural Festival. A few rivalries and races are arranged amid this week long celebration. These occasions are intended to each support neighborhood aptitudes or practices that are key to Lamu life. These incorporate conventional Swahili verse, Henna painting and Bao rivalry.
Bao is likely the most seasoned known diversion in mankind's history, with archeological proof proposing that the amusement has been played all through Africa and the Middle East for a large number of years. Different occasions incorporate swimming, and now and again a testing crosscountry race along the waterfront, the distance to Shela town and back-all in the physically depleting warmth of the day. The genuine feature of each celebration includes the town's most charming image the jackass race. Neighborhood jackass moves truly spend the whole year sharpening their riding aptitudes for this occasion, and the triumphant rider wears his title with incredible pride.