NAMES OF 50 BEAUTIFUL FESTIVALS DONE IN NIGERIA AND STATES

Festival is an event in form of entertainment usually celebrated by communities with the same religious beliefs or tradition. It is often done to fulfill specific communal purpose to commemorate or for Thanksgiving.

Nigeria is blessed with beautiful people with different cultures and festivals. The 37 States in Nigeria including the Federal capital territory, celebrate festivals in different times and seasons.  There are so many festivals you never knew it exists but this article has found out about those festivals.

Here are about 55 Rich Festivals celebrated in Nigeria.

Number 1:  Argungun Fishing Festival – Kebbi State

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Number 2 Ikeji Arondizuogu – Imo State

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Number 3:  Calabar Carnival – Cross River State, Calabar

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Number 4:  Carniriv – Rivers State,  Port Harcourt

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Number 5:  Eyo Festival – Lagos State

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Number 6.  Igogo – Ondo State, Owo

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Number 7:  Nnewi Afiaolu Festival – Anambra State, Nnewi

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Number 8.  Ofala Festival – Anambra State,  Nnewi

 

Number 9: Osun Oshogbo Festival – Osun State,  Oshogbo

 

Number 10: Sango Festival – Oyo State

 

Number 11: Sharo/Shadi  Festival – Fulani

 

Number 12: Yam Festival – Ekiti State

 

Number 13: Ojude Oba Festival – Ogun State, Ijebu Ode

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Number 14: Olojo Festival – Osun State,  Ile Ife

 

Number 15: Oro Festival – Celebrated among Yoruba people

 

Number 16: Obokun Festival – Osun State,  Ijesha

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Number 17: Benin Festival – Edo State,  Benin

Other Festivals Include

18. Lagos Carnival – Lagos State

19. Mare Festival – Ondo State, Idanre

20. Onitsha Ivory Festival – Celebrated among Igbo people

21. Oke Ibadan Festival – Oyo State,  Ibadan

22. Iwude Festival – Osun State, Ijesha

23. Abuja Carnival – Abuja

24. Kano Durbar – Kano State, Kano

25. Durbar Festival – Celebrated in the Northern part of Nigeria

26. independence day – Nigeria

27. Iko Festival – Edo State,  Owan(Ihievbe )

28. Obudu Mountain Race – Cross River, Obudu

29. Ukpe Festival – Edo state, Ewohiwi

30. Igue ( Ewere ) Festival – Edo State

31. Nwaotam Festival – Rivers, Opobo

31. Oki Festival – Rivers,  Port Harcourt

32. Ohafia War Festival – Asia State,  Ohafia

33. Leboku  Festival – Cross River, Yakurr

34. Egungun Festival – OYO State,  Egba

35. Ogun Festival – Ondo State

36. Awon Festival – Kwara State, Shao

37. Olumo – Ogun, Abeokuta

38. Igunnuko – Lagos State

39. Gelede – Lagos State

40. Obalufon – Osun State,  Erin Ile

41. Oro Festival – Osun State

42. Nwunyo Fishing Festival – Taraba State

43. Puje – Tarawa State

44. Purira – Taraba State

45. Kuchicheb -Taraba State, Kuteb

46. Kati – Taraba State, Mabila

47. Iria –

48. Orosun – Ondo State, Idanre

49. Ekimogun Festival – Ondo State, Ondo

50. Ipele – Ondo State, Owo

 

 

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One comment

  1. Tolu Benny Aribigbola · April 6, 2016

    Reblogged this on culturelafrique.

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