Festivals

S/No.

NAME OF FESTIVAL

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF FESTIVAL

LOCATION

DATE OF FESTIVAL

1

Seigbein Festival of Amassoma

The need to give the guest a befitting entertainment compelling the three sons of late king Oboro – Olomu, Okpodu and Ogoni to organise a special communal fishing at a lake.

Amassoma (Southern Ijaw) L.G.A.

May/June

2

OdiOgori Ba  Uge

The festival of the killing of the buffalo which was a major threat to life and property in Odi community in 1953.

(OdiKolokumor/ Opokumo)

27th – 2nd August

3

Okelede New Yam Festival

The Okelede New Yam Festival is the official festival to flag off the eating of the New Yam in Ekpetiama Kingdom.

Ekpetiama(Yenagoa) L.G.A.

5th – 11th June

4

Odemimon Festival

The festival is to commemorate the Harvest season in Otuoke community.

Otuoke( Ogbia) L.G.A.

Last Saturday of October

5

Liberation Festival

The liberation of Tungbo from the Biafran soldiers during the Nigerian civil war. The festival is to celebrate the re- union of Tungbo people after the invasion of Biafran troops.

Tungbo (Sagbama) L.G.A.

19th – 21st  October

6

Obunem Festival

The festival is to kick start the eating of new yam in Epie clan.

Epie Yenagoa (Yenagoa) L.G.A.

June

7

KaboSeigbein

A memorial ceremony organized by kabowei to commemorate his late father, Oproza.

Adagbabiri, Trofani ,Asimabiri, Ekperiware , Elemebiri.(Sagbama) L.G.A.

April

8

UgeAdiafa

UgeAdiafa festival is to formally flag off the eating of new yam in Atissa clan.

(Yenagoa) L.G.A.

16th – 22nd May

9

BoroUge

The festival is to commemorate the struggle of late Isaac Adaka Jasper Boro for the people of Niger Delta region in the 60s.

Kaiama (Kolokuma / Opokuma) L.G.A.

16th – 22nd May

10

BouAmafini Festival

Basically to kick start the fishing activities in Biseni clan.

Biseni  (Yenagoa)

2nd – 4th October

11

OndeFiyaSiiko Festival

To commemorate the tragic fishing experience of Opokuma people at a lake.

Opokuma (Kolokuma/Opokuma)

March

12

PulouUge

To celebrate the discovery of crude oil in the community.

Oporoma (Southern Ijaw ) L.G.A.

December

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