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The Essence Of Annual Ofala Festival In Igboland

The Essence Of Annual Ofala Festival In Igboland

The historical Ofala Festival in Igboland is usually celebrated towards the end of every conventional year as an event that marks the end of the 13th month in Igbo calendar and the beginning of another Igbo year (Igu Aro). The festival is also celebrated as a sign of authority and legitimacy bestowed on the traditional…

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Ebonyi Carnival 2015: Empowering Youths and Promoting Tourism Development

Ebonyi Carnival 2015: Empowering Youths and Promoting Tourism Development

While some people in Igboland are fast abandoning their culture and traditions to westernisation, thinking nothing good could make out of it, The government of Ebonyi state has seen better reasons to revive the culture and traditions of its own people in order to simply empower youths, attract tourism and boost the economy of the…

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Beautiful photos and colours of Igbo Traditional Marriage

Beautiful photos and colours of Igbo Traditional Marriage

Yes, it may take an Igbo man a little while before he gets married. But when he does, it is far from being a private affair. Almost everyone is involved, and everyone is happy. Traditional marriage in Igboland is usually colourful, but relatively costly to organize. However, it is a tradition that must be fulfilled…

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New Yam Festival in Igbo Culture

New Yam Festival in Igbo Culture

New yam festival is one of the most prominent annual celebrations in Igbo land. It began in Arochukwu community several centuries ago. In the past, the new yam festival must be celebrated before any adult of Igbo origin will eat a new yam. This means the event must precede the eating of water-yam. The traditional…

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Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land

Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land

Taking a female chieftaincy title in Igbo land used to be a practice exclusively reserved for wealthy, married, and elderly women. But these days, age is no longer a criteria as younger women with sound education, success in politics or business, and high corporate achievements are allowed to  take up female chieftaincy titles. When a…

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