In Bissau, the Diola community celebrates the circumcision of its members.
For AFP, October 2021, Guinea-Bissau – The Diolas are a West African ethnic group found in Gambia, Senegal (Casamance) and Guinea-Bissau. According to tradition, men must be circumcised in their native village before they die. Circumcisions are planned in waves, about thirty years apart in each village. Thus, community members must return to perform their duty – regardless of their age. In the capital of Guinea-Bissau, the last wave of circumcisions was celebrated two months earlier in a Casamance village.