Traditional Nigerian Festivals You Should Attend B...

Traditional Nigerian Festivals You Should Attend Before The Month Runs Out


You can hardly separate Nigerians from their culture. To some, it is an abomination not to follow the rules of their native law and custom.

In order to celebrate history and culture, different traditional festivals are held annually, mostly in commemoration of an important event or personality from the village or tribe.

Well, in the month of August there are a couple of festivals that will be taking place. You can take a look at a few below.

1. Sango Festival

This is a special ten days festival used to celebrate Sango, a Yoruba deity. It is usually celebrated in the month of August. In 2013, the Oyo State government decided to rebrand the festival, calling it the ‘World Wide Sango Festival’, it is regarded as the homecoming of Yorubas all over the world.

2. The New Yam Festival

The New Yam Festival is usually celebrated at the end of the rainy season, usually between August and October, in most of the villages in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. It is a celebration depicting the prominence of yam in the Socio-Cultural life of the Igbo people.

3. Osun Oshogbo Festival

The grand finale of the Osun Oshogbo festival usually takes place in the month of August, but preparation and other activities start in July. The festival is a two-week long programme that sees thousands of Osun worshipers and tourists from all over the world.