Only traditional fishing equipment may be used. Every year, Nigerians celebrate a total of 15 public holidays. In 2017, it was celebrated on the 2nd of September while it will be celebrated on the 22nd of August in 2018. Nigerians will always love an opportunity to cheer up and have fun. During this time several ceremonial events are held, most of which hold some cultural and or sacred significance.
The chief parts of the girls' display are the numerous heavy armlets and leg ornaments that they wear. Those who do endure to the end are certified mature and free to choose a girl to marry. The carnival may have as many as 50,000 costumed participants and 2 million spectators, and is broadcast on television across the country. While the colorful parades and parties across the city suggest light-hearted merriment, the festival is a deeply rooted in historic Oshogbo traditions. Each day, a different Engungun in the person of a masked dancer dances through the town, possessed by one of the ancestors. The young man only qualifies to marry if he passes the test, which is administered by another youth of about the same age and size.
Referred to as the Flogging Competition, it is a traditional rite for young men. It attracts prominent Igbo sons and daughters from all over the world, as well as guests who grace the occasion. The Benin Festival This ceremony takes place at the end of the rainy season, after the harvest has been gathered. The term ofala : authority of the land is derived from two words - ofo : authority and ala : land. He deftly communicates with the masquerades - weaving soulful melodies and blending esoteric messages into the intoxicating rhythm of the drums.
The tradition of celebrating this festival was revived in 2010. The festival takes place in the Sacred Forest of Osun and lasts for a week. Orosun — Ondo State, Idanre 49. Food is one vital resource, as many festivals are associated with harvest time e. In 2019, it will be celebrated in August as usual.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the top 6 cultural festivals in Nigeria. The people of Osogbo see the month of August as the month of celebration, traditional cleansing of the city, and a cultural reunion with their ancestors. The Calabar Carnival is a very spectacular event, with dancers in colourful costumes and long, feathered headdresses dancing along the major streets in the state capital, as sonorous music fills the air. Spices like pepper, salt, onions and some other delicious ingredients are also used in preparation of the dishes. It is widely believed that Eyo is the forerunner of the modern day in Brazil.
It began in the year 1934, as a mark of the end of the centuries-old hostility between the and the. It is combined with the annual national festival of the people of Lagos and dedicated to the national culture. The internationally recognised Argungu fishing festival held every year draws many people from all over world. The participants are escorted by girls to the event venue and led into a ring formed by spectators, their chests exposed. The people of Ijebu Ode return in large amount to pay their homage to the king, the Awujale of Ijebuland. New Yam Festival Photo: nnewi.
Advertisement The dances that were once performed by members of each village have now been taken over by professional troupes, who tour villages performing at each local festival. Each evening at dusk is a celebration of sorts, as the family prepares to break the fast. During the festival, a majority of indigenes of jebu Ode travel from far and near to pay homage to their king. Boxing Day Boxing Day is a unique Nigerian public holiday taking place on 26th December. This is one of the major festivals in Nigeria. Their hair is intricately plaited with coral beads.
It all began in 1892, when Oba Adesumbo Tunwase, who signed the treaty of relationship with the British Queen, gave land to the Muslims to establish their Central Mosque. Tradeshow Wed, 03 - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 3rd edition Ibadan West Africa's Largest Exhibition for Poultry Industry Tradeshow 4. Upon the death of Oduduwa, the grandchildren dispersed from Ile Ife, forming different Yoruba kingdoms in the western part of Nigeria. Today we want to draw your attention to festivals in Nigeria. Number 1: Argungun Fishing Festival — Kebbi State Number 2: Ikeji Arondizuogu — Imo State Number 3: Calabar Carnival — Cross River State, Calabar Number 4: Carniriv — Rivers State, Port Harcourt Number 5: Eyo Festival — Lagos State Number 6.
This event is held to attract tourists to Rivers State. The participants pay homage to the reigning Oba of Lagos. They a valuable opportunity to bring a lot of money to the state and representatives of small businesses working in the places where such events are held. Those who do endure to the end are certified mature and free to choose a girl to marry. In some areas, palm branches are hung inside and outside the houses, signs of peace and symbols of Christmas.
The Muslim year revolves around the three major festivals, Id Al Fitri, Id Al Kabir, and Id Al Maulud. People from various parts of the world come to see or look at this festival. The festival is an annual one with only male descendants of the paternal natives of the town where the festival is taking place. In our world today, we have many types of cultural festivals, such as national, religious, and seasonal. The event take place between 1 to 31 December.