Written By: Anthony Miens Demebide
Children’s Day is a day set aside by the Nigerian Federal Government to celebrate the importance of the Nigerian children, and the quaintessentials to bring them up in all moral light.
In the bid for a memorable children’s day celebration, the Edjeba Estate School, EES took a cultural swift of events to once again remind us ‘One Nigeria’, united in cultural diversity.
Of course, Nigeria is a multi-lingual society with 250 different ethnic groups housing 525 indigenous languages and dialects spoken by Nigerians.
Just like other festivals, cultural festivals are also occasions of enjoyment and celebration. They bring peace, joy, gaiety and mirth thereby strengthening our bond of relationship and friendship.
There are different kinds of festivals, and all of them promote social interaction and harmony.
People all around the world love joining together and sharing good time through the festivals and celebrations. That of Edjeba Estate School’s was not an exception.
Festivals are great way to experience local culture. Sometime they even offer a glimpse into the past.
Indeed, Nigeria is the most culturally blessed country existing upon the face of the African continent.
In celebrating Children’s Day today in the heart of the Oil City of Warri, the Edjeba Estate School, Warri celebrated her cultural wealth where all the ethnic groups showcased their rich cultural heritage.
The school which is situated at the defunct Shell Company Yard staged the day’s acrobatic activities.
The day was made memorable with different cultural displays by the different ethnicities inclusive of Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Urhobo, Itsekiri, and others. They spoke in practical terms of their mode of dressing, dance steps, different foods and how they are prepared, languages and dialects, and tribal anthems were not left out.
Culture is one of the most unifying factors. Nigeria is united in her cultural diversity as she is a multi-culturally amalgamated society.
The celebration pulled together by the school was indeed a wonderful display of cultural richness as all the groups were excellently overwhelming in their performances.
Thepeoplesvoicengr spoke to parents and guests at the event who expressed happiness and satisfaction of the Edjeba Estate School trying in its bid to be web of culture, thereby preserving our cultures.
Some who interfaced with the online newsblog commended the school’s management for always encouraging and inculcating into the children moral culture and the essentiality to preserve our indigenous way of life in every academic session.
Thepeoplesvoicengr can report that the celebration was indeed a wonderful and memorable day, and the organizers deserve and ending applause.
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