August Festivals

Posted by on 3/20/2003 9:24:42 AM
Post Comment August Festivals Nigeria

This festival is celebrated in the last week of August in Oshogbo town, Osun state . It is a big festival that attracts visitors and yorubas in diaspora. It is celebrated as am mark of appreciation for the goddess of Oshun River for things done to the celebrants . Processions, Dancing and drummings continue after the sacrifice.

Celebrated by the Item and Bende people of Abia State, the great Ikeji festival lasts for eight days with a large turnout of all masquerades in the area to mark the new yam .

This is a festival of the Ijaws of Yenagoa in Rivers state . Featuring boat regatta, the festival commemorates the killing of a ferociousbull in ancient times by a courageous hunter . Love boat scenes are enacted on sea.

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