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A new week is here, and it has come with a new contest for the week. All the topics are quite interesting but I will have to start with this particular one.

My Home Town: Eziudo, Mbaise

My home town is Eziudo(which means 'true peace' when translated to English) it is located in Ezinihitte Local Government Area of Imo state, Nigeria. Eziudo has 13 sub-villages inside it. We are known for peace and we have always demonstrated that.

History

In my place, dove🕊️ is treated as a sacred bird and no one dares to hunt or kill it. If anyone tries to kill a dove in Eziudo Community, that individual will have to perform some spiritual rites for cleansing, else the person may die or meet continues misfortune through out life.

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our village square

The story according to history dates to the fact that a dove played a role in the unity of the community and so they decided to treat a dove with so much respect. Even in our village square you can see two men shaking hands and the man at the right hand side has a dove resting on his shoulder.

Food and Language

Well Eziudo is among the Igbo ethnic groups and so we speak Igbo language- although our dialect makes it look unique or a bit different from the central Igbo. In any case, we understand central igbo and speak it too.

As for food,we eat the normally Igbo food.Let me gist you a little. Our main delicacy is oil bean(ugba or ukpaka). We prepare it and serve to visitors or during occasions. As for soup, the soup we normally prepare during occasions is ukazi and egusi soap served with fufu.

Rulership and Festival

Eziudo Community is very big. We have three (3) traditional rulers. They are called Eze which means king.

New Yam Festival
There are lots of festival in my community. One of them is the New year Festival which is done in the month of August each year. This festival is organized to thank the gods for making the yam harvest* a success. So farmers contribute newly harvested yam and it would be roasted at the village square.Prayers are made to the gods of the land and they are offer a slice of the yam, after which all the titled men in the gathering will also eat, and other villagers would also be served.

After this festival, individuals and farmers are now permitted to cook and eat yam in their various homes.

Oji Ezinihitte Festival
Another festival in my place is called Oji Ezinihitte, it takes place on the 1st day of January each year. All the communities in Ezinihitte Local Government Area including our own Eziudo will come with their native dance and masquerade. In the course of the event, each community would be called to the podium, they will dance to the podium(the king in front and other titled men and masqueraders behind).

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During Oji Ezinihitte festival

Once they get to the podium,the drummers will stop, the king will make a short speech, and then pick kola nut(oji) and they will dance back to their initial location with only the king remaining at the canopy made for all the kings in attendance.

After all the communities must have danced and picked kola nut. There would be general entertainment for all, then the umpire will announce the 1st ,2nd up till the last position. The result is done based on presentation, the costume, how each community danced and the number of elders in their dance line up.

Conclusion

This contest is a quality one as it gives us the opportunity to introduce and promote of native town.My town, Eziudo,Mbaise in Ezinihitte Local Government Area of Imo state is the home of peace and we have produced a lot of notable people. We have a rich cultural heritage and are the main people known for processing oil bean in Nigeria.

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In my place, dove🕊️ is treated as a sacred bird and no one dares to hunt or.

Wow, in your place the don't kill or hunt dove and it treated as a sacred.
great content I have really leant a lot from this post.

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Thanks for reading and commenting on my post. Yeah,we treat dove as a sacred bird and no one dares to kill it. Do you hunt dove in your place???

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I don't really know if the do, but I think we don't eat dove that means we don't.

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Our main delicacy is oil bean(ugba or ukpaka).

Yes @samuel20,this food is well known to those from imo state and my mom always prepared it for us and we really like it.

Your culture is really amazing and interesting with what I have just read above maybe one day I will come see for my self

But as for dove,I have never seen a person who has hurt a dove in my town Infact I think is very difficult to attack a dove because it flies so high

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This contest has really made it possible for us to learn more about other people's culture. Thanks for sharing.

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You are welcome. Different people have different culture and custom. That's the beauty of life.

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Exactly, although we all are called Igbo tribe, our cultures, traditions and even languages differ.

Wow you mean no one in your place should hunt or kill a dove. Magnificent 😯

I really shocked to read about the faith of your people about dove you present your work in nice way and in very details wish you good luck

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Thank you for reading my post. Yes we treat dove as a sacred creature and so we don't hurt it.

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You welcome sir

Woww, if I come to your hometown you will prepare delicious Upkpaka, I love it in my abacha. My question is what will happen to the person that mistakenly kills a Dove, maybe a visitor.

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My question is what will happen to the person that mistakenly kills a Dove, maybe a visitor

The person will have to perform a ritual for it. But I am sure you won't kill it.😊

As for ukpaka, my mum is a specialist in preparing it from scratch.

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