Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone is also the largest city of the country. The city being the capital of the country has a kernel status in almost country’s every developmental aspect including economy, culture, history, education, technology, architecture, finance, administration, politics and in many more. The city’s customs and culture is so substantial that most of the tourists to visit the city are interested in the history of Freetown and that is the reason of a lot of tourism in the city. tourists can explore and amuse the very moments they get to spend in the city while admiring the beauty of the city’s history and the most comfortable mean of doing so are the Discounted Flights to Freetown that offers you a complete and wonderful journey.
The history of this beautiful city is as affluent as its wildlife. The place was first established by the enslaved Negros in 1787. There was a huge dispute between these blacks and British at that time but that dispute soon broke out and the king at that time, King Jimmy burnt the settlement to the ground in the year 1789. The bicentennial of the town was rollicked in 1987 but originally the city was founded in 1792.
Although the African countries and cities had gone through many controversial and inappropriate eras of their time but still their culture is worthy enough to discuss about. The culture of the city has surely got something that makes it enable to be admired by the visitors. About fifteen to twenty different ethnic groups lived in the country each of them following their own norms. The traditions are with minor changes more or less same to each other. National and religious events are commemorated together by the local community and a great number of tourists came here to enjoy the events.
Most important of all in talking about the culture of a country is its food. Food is something that depicts the true colors of a nations’ culture. Rice, rice and rice; the most staple of all is the rice. The people often say that if they have not eaten rice one day they in fact never eaten anything. Food category is pretty vast. Freetown’s locals are quite foodie people so they eat all kind of food including seafood, cassava, potatoes, fruits, vegetables etc. all is eaten but can be referred as side food. Real food is rice topped with a number of toppings and sauces cooked in a variety of ways. The major sport in the city is football. Many football grounds and stadiums can be seen wandering around the city. Football is love in the town and almost 90% of the people prefer to indulge in football rather than any other sports. Marriages are considered as a mark of adult maturity and bring a prestigious reputation to both bride and groom. The groom has to be able to assemble enough bride price including money and fine cloths.
People of Freetown are extremely worried about their own and others style of dressing. Manner conscious and polite people are appreciated. Much attention is given to ones tidiness. As far as the religion is concerned, 60% of the people are Muslims in the country, 10% Christians and 30% indigenous believers so is the feasible ratio in the city. Literature is rich and storytelling is used as a profitable occupation. The most opted graphic art is woodcarving, tie- dyeing, textile, fabric designing and basket making.
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