Sharo Festival

This is commonly practiced among the Fulanis. It is done to prove that a young man has come of age and is ready to take for himself a bride.

Sharo means flogging Festival. The young man in question is continuously whipped by another, called a challenger, but he must show no signs of pain as this is to test his endurance level and his ability to persevere.

Sharo, as a festival is a rite of passage for young Fulani men, representing their passage from adolescence to manhood. It is to demonstrate their courage, resilience, and ability to endure pain, all of which are highly valued in Fulani society.

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