Face of Culture: Obudu New Yam Festival Street Carnival

The Obudu new yam festival is an annual event celebrated by the Obudu people in commemoration of the arrival of the new yam, considered to be the king of all crops. This annual celebration which has undergone several innovations, but still preserving the customary rites which are a spectacle to behold. The festival is celebrated on the first Saturday of September, yearly and attracts a wide array of participants and guests from within and outside the state.

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