Igue Festival

2 Days


The Igue Festival is celebrated annually between the 2nd week of December and the turn of the New Year.

The Igue Festival is the Benin people’s Thanksgiving celebration.

The festival usually begins with the anointing of the Oba’s head with chalk signifying purity and the blood of the sacrificial animals which are usually slaughtered during the festival which is characterised with merriment.

The Oba performs his own Igue rituals first, then members of the royal family perform their own on the third day and thereafter(three days later),the Edos celebrate their own Igue.

During the Igue ritual season, the Oba is prohibited from being in the presence of any non-native


Day 1 :

Your tour starts from the pick up at your hotel to the Festival each day.

You will be returned to your hotel after the day’s event.


Cost Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Private Transportation
  • Guided Tour
  • Bottled Water
  • Soft Drinks
  • Entry tickets and taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverage
  • Wifi on-board
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Igue Festival


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