The Benin Traditional Council has announced the itinerary for this year’s Igue Festival which is scheduled to commence on December 15, 2020 with the Otue Igue’Oba.
The program of events was released on Monday via OBA PALACE BENIN.
****PUBLIC NOTICE****— OBA PALACE BENIN (@OBAPALACEBENlN) December 7, 2020
It is hereby notified for the information of the general public that the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, we celebrate this year’s Festival in accordance with the following programme schedule. pic.twitter.com/LuchkAxsDt
According to the presser, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II is scheduled to perform the Igue rites on December 16, 2020, while the Binis’ will perform theirs on December 20, 2020.
The palace also forbade funeral rites during the scheduled eriod of the festival.
We also use this medium to remind the public and appeal to them that celebration of funeral rites are not permitted during the period of the Annual Royal Festivals.— OBA PALACE BENIN (@OBAPALACEBENlN) December 7, 2020
Igue Festival is a thanksgiving ceremony for the Edo/Benin people and the festival includes the Oba’s blessing of the land and his people.