FESTIVALS IN NIGERIA AND THEIR DRESS CODES

Nigeria Is a very beautiful country with diverse festivals and cultures. Across the country, every tribe has one festival or the other that gives colorful experience to tourists – a pleasant way to explore the rich cultural heritage.

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Below is a list of some of these festivals across Tribes

Calabar Carnival

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Africa’s biggest street party, the Calabar carnival is one to go for.. The festival is comes with amazing performances, celebration of creativity and culture. It holds every December. The long feathered headdresses, the adorable costumes (colorful), the gifted dancers and dance steps showcased, the street parades, the bands attract thousands of people across nations to it.

 

Ojude Oba Festival

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Ojude Oba festival is a cultural gotten from threads of diversity, history and legend ‘The King’s front year’ is the literal meaning of Ojude Oba. Visitors and Festive ijebu descendants from all over the world return home to pay their homage to the king, the Awujale of Ijebuland. This takes place on the third day of the Ileya Festival, (Eid-el-Kabir). The festival highlights skilful horse riding, gunshots, parade by different age grades (regbe regbe), food and music.

Ofala festival

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The Ofala festival is held across South-East Nigeria but most celebrated in Onitsha, Anambra state. The festival is aimed at preserving the culture and traditions of the Igbos. The event takes place at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha – Igwe Nnayelugo Nnaemeka Achebe for two days as rites are performed amidst music and dance.

 

Argungu Fishing Festival

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Argungu fishing festival has its origin traced to the visit of the late Sultan Dan Mu’azu in 1934 who was honored with a similar celebration, the fishing festival has been around for decades. The festival, widely popular in Kebbi and Sokoto state, is a competitive fest that aims to unveil the fishing skills of the locals. It is usually celebrated between the months of February and March and also marks the end of a farming season. Other activities, including swimming competitions, bare-hand fishing, canoe racing and wild duck hunting serve as side attractions for the event.

 

Osun-Osogbo festival

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Osun state is also a home of culture. The state harbors the sacred Osun-Osogbo grove, a UNESCO world heritage site and the acclaimed Osun-Osogbo festival. The festival is held in August for two weeks and a high point of the celebration is marked on the final day when a virgin called the ‘Arugba’ appears bearing the sacred calabash for rituals from the palace of Ata-Oja to the Osun-Osogbo river.

New Yam Festival

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The New Yam Festival is a popular annual festival among indigenes of south-eastern Nigeria. It is locally referred to as Iriji-Mmanwu, Iwa ji, or Ike ji, by the Igbo speaking areas in the region. Rich with masquerades, colorful costumes, cultural dances and displays, the event symbolizes the end of a harvest and the beginning of the next farming cycle.

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Eyo Festival

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The Eyo festival in Lagos Island is a very spectacular celebration that attracts tourists from all over the country. Participants are clad in white clothing, and the main attraction of the festival is the Eyo masquerades who perform in white regalia. They lead a colourful procession through the city, and it is a fabulous celebration to be witnessed to experience the traditional values of the people of Lagos.

Carniriv Port Harcourt

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For seven days, some weeks before Christmas in the city of Port Harcourt, The Port Harcourt Carnival combines two carnivals; a contemporary Caribbean style carnival and a cultural carnival changes the ‘Garden City to become very colorful.

Sango Festival

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Sango is reputed to be the all-powerful god in yoruba land. Sango festival is held in honor of the god. This festival has facilitated an annual home-coming avenue for Yoruba descents in the Diaspora as a form of pilgrimage. It brings back the past history and celebrates the culture and tradition of the people, while creating wealth and employment for the people.

 

Durbar Festival

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Kano State Durbar as is locally called is a royal parade of thousands of men on horses adorned with garments and regalia. It is a colorful display of culture. A spectacular traditional concert of and bazaar of African music. And Entertainment

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