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What are some Igbo ceremonies?

According to the Ndigbo traditions and customs, the Igbo traditional wedding/ marriage involves the following stages:

  • Marriage Introduction/ Proposal/ Inquiry (Iku Aka or Iju Ese)
  • Consent From Her Umunna/ Extended Family.
  • The Dowry/ Bride Price Payment (Ime Ego)
  • Wine-Carrying Ceremony (Igba Nkwu Nwanyi)

What private festival ceremony do some of the Igbo people practice?

Festivals In the Igbo culture include The New Yam festival, Week of Peace and funerals.

What is Egwugwu?

According to tradition, any village ancestor who has been buried in the earth returns during an annual ceremony as an egwugwu. In reality, an egwugwu is a clansman wearing a mask representing an ancestor who has come back from the dead.

What is the function of Egwugwu?

The egwugwu are a symbol of the culture and independence of the Umuofia. The egwugwu are seen as ancestral gods, though in actuality they are masked Umuofia elders. The egwugwu serve as respected judges in the community, listening to complaints and prescribing punishments and deciding conflicts.

Who is the leader of the Egwugwu?

Evil Forest

Why did Okonkwo kill the white man?

Why does Okonkwo kill the District Commissioner’s messenger? Okonkwo kills the District Commissioner’s messenger to rebel against the Commissioner and the missionaries. Prior to this event, the Commissioner tricked the clansmen and put them in jail for burning down his church.

What happens to the six leaders of Umuofia?

What happens to the six leaders of Umuofia during their meeting with the District Commissioner? they are all handcuffed because of their misbehaving. What punishment does the District Commissioner give the six leaders of Umuofia? they have to pay 200 bags of cowries.

Why did Okonkwo kill himself quizlet?

He committs suicide because he felt that no one is supporting him and he failed what he believed to “save”the tribe. therefore, he faced the greatest fear that he had which is the weakness. What happened to Okonkwo? Okonkwo hanged/killed himself on the tree.

Why does Enoch unmask the Egwugwu?

One such convert, Enoch, dares to unmask an egwugwu during the annual ceremony to honor the earth deity, an act equivalent to killing an ancestral spirit.