The date for the commencement of the annual Gbaraun-Egbesu, Ibolomobo-ere, and Amaseikumor Festivals in Oporoza which is the traditional headquarters of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State has been announced.
This announcement was done on Thursday by Chief Kestin Pondi, the Ibe-benemowei of Gbaramatu kingdom in a statement he issued to GbaramatuVoice.
Chief Kestin Pondi, who also doubles as the chairman, planning committee of the 7 days event which will begin from April 9th to 15th, 2022 stated that the festival is done to commemorate the ancient beliefs and ethics of the Gbaramatu Kingdom and also for the gods of their ancestors to bless the land of their forefathers.
According to the statement, the event will showcase lots of the cultural history of the Gbaramatu Kingdom like the Gbaraun Egbesu Ogele, (Morning Procession) which is strictly for men and there is a procession for the aged women as well.
Also, there will be masquerade displays and other activities as the festivals aim to showcase the tremendous cultural values of the Gbaramatu Kingdom.
GbaramtuVoice writes that Amaseikumor, Ibolomobo-ere, Gbaraun Egbesu Festivals has a symbolic religious interpretation to the people in Warri southwest LGA of Delta State as some believe that it opens doors for financial breakthrough for them and also it is believed that the festival performs the job of spiritual cleansing and usher development apart from bringing the people together through cultural similarities.
The statement further enjoined all sons and daughters of the Gbaramatu kingdom and other wellwishers and friends of the Kingdom to make sure they attend the festivals as blessings await them.
By Enaibo Asiayei
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