Edda New Yam Festival



Edda New Yam Festival

The annual New Yam festival is celebrated at the beginning of the planting season (in August of every year). Known as Joku,lhejoku or Njoku-ji, it is marked with pomp and pageantry in the state as it is a cultural feast with deep significance.

Each community has its specific days of celebration during which a range of festivities mark the eating of new yam, an action symbolic of enjoyment after the end of the cultivation season.

Edda New Yam Festival




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