Igede – Agba Festival



Igede – Agba Festival

This is a festival celebrated among the Igede people of Benue State. It is celebrated in month of September every year. lt is a new yam festival at which the people of Igede thank their communal deity for bumper harvest before theyofficially begin to eat the new yam.

The period also serves as celebration of their National day. It is the Igede celebration to commemorate their happiness at arriving at their abode. The Orgirinya, Obemu, Aita, Alatakpa, Onyantu, Woro form parts of the celebrations.




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