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Iwa Iji- New Yam Festival of the Igbo People

New yam festival in Igbo landFestivity is an important aspect of the cultures and traditions of the Igbo people inhabiting the eastern and southeastern regions of Nigeria. At the end of the rainy season in August, the Igbo people harvest new yams and come together to celebrate the success in the name of a festival known as Iwa Iji which literally means new yam eating. The new yam festival is also know as Onwa Aasa, Orurueshi and so on in the different dialects found across the Igbo settlement. Continue reading Iwa Iji- New Yam Festival of the Igbo People

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