The Abuja Carnival began on Saturday with a street procession by participants from about 15 states of the federation.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the procession took off from the Old Parade Ground through some designated routes to Area One Roundabout and a final stop at the Eagle Square.
The participants were adorned in beautiful costumes made from beautiful fabrics, shades and colours to behold.
The different states had their rich cultural heritage on display, depicting what they were best known for.
Most of the states had floats mounted on articulated trucks beautifully decorated with various inscriptions.
NAN also reports that security agencies, comprising the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Vehicle Inspection Officers were on ground to maintain law and order.
There were also ambulances on ground to handle any emergency that could occur during the event.
Some of the participating states include Gombe, Bayelsa, Yobe, Kogi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Delta, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Imo, Ogun, Adamawa and Katsina.
The carnival continues tomorrow with Children Fiesta (Children from the states and the FCT), Durba, food fair/food bar and cultural night.