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New Yam Festival And The Intersting Facts You May Not Know About The Igbo Iri Ji Festival

New Yam Festival, is a cultural event associated with the Igbo race of Africa. It is celebrated annually at the beginning of the yam harvest season. Igbo people all over the world celebrate this festival, and use it as a means of uniting with their brothers. New Yam Festival is translated in the Igbo language to mean Ji Ohuru. Depending on the dialect, some people call it Iwa hi, Otute, Irureshi in Idoma, Iri Ji and Ike Ji, etc. The New Yam Festival is usually celebrated in August across Igbo Communities, although some people celebrate theirs in July, however, it is still the same and portrays the same message which is Unity, love beginning of the yam harvest season, and the diverse Igbo cultures. In some communities, the New Yam Festival usually lasts up to a week, and for some, it is a two days event. For communities where the event lasts for a week, people especially prominent men, often hold a feast during the week. Everyone is invited to the feast. It can range from a few people g