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Thursday, December 20, 2018

19 Young Virgins Initiated Into Womanhood In Okrika, Rivers State

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It was eventful day on Saturday, December 1, as the yearly ancient Iria festival was held in

Okrika, Rivers State. About nineteen virgins were given certificates by the community elders
which grants the ladies freedom to bring home their suitors for marriage.
As other tribes in Nigeria have their annual festivals, people of Okrika have their annual initiation
ceremony of virgins into womanhood which is held at the final quarter of the year.
The ceremony is aimed at welcoming young virgins who just clocked 18 years old and above
into womanhood.
The traditional ceremony Is called”Iria” in Okrika.
This ceremony is said to be an ancient ceremony and also
sacred as it Is only done by virgins in
the ancient days.



Endy Edeson

@Gilbert: It should be especially the adherent of the culture in that area. Though, some part of the town might not adhere to the culture. @Daniel: Licensed? That should be when they get married. @Uba: Yeah

Evangelist Gilbert

Funny people, so you need certificate to marry? Endy Edeson hope you have your own certificate?

Salako Saint's Stephen

This will reduce oloso in their area

Robinson Emeke Ikebueze

A very good tradition. I salute those who instituted that aspect of the culture of the Okrika people.

Mary Akpan

Where they truly virgins?

DjLapel Shizu

yahoo boy, make una show face

Jerry Maka

Virgins ! pls other should be like then
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