Borno is an appealing destination to be, it welcomes everyone. A home for all. There’s a popular saying among local, Yerwa Fato, meaning “Maiduguri is Home”. Borno culture is very important part of the people. Kisrai, Sinasir, Bisqi and Denderu are some of the different varieties of food which are mouth-watering delicacies. The Kanuris are the predominant ethnic group. These other ethnic group adopt the Kanuri aspects of culture, mainly the language and type of cuisine. The looming aroma of scent fuming from fire jars is a common practice to put away bad odour in most houses. Payment of dowry in gold is a common practise among Kanuri and Shuwa.
During festivals like other Northern state, the display of horsemanship by royal horsemen led by the Shehu, Emirs, District heads and other traditional title holders is mainly performed in front of the Shehu’s palace to mark Sallah festivals and other important occasions.
Another festival in Borno state among the people Shani local government has multidimensional significance. It’s called the Minwara festival and held annually.