Immerse yourself in Nigeria’s fascinating culture: From captivating music to vibrant traditions – experience the diversity of Nigerian life.
Nigeria’s palm oil production: traditional vs. modern methods, local economy, environmental impact & conscious consumption for sustainable solutions.
In Nigeria, mothers have an important role in family life. Mothering Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent and is often celebrated with gifts, flowers and a special meal. Although Mothering Day is a Western holiday, it is celebrated in Nigeria as it is in England and can also coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March.
Discover the history of palm oil, a versatile oil originating in Africa. Today controversial due to environmental impacts & health concerns. Sustainable alternatives are important.
The Feast of St Joseph honours men and fathers every year on 19 March. It is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their important role in society. In Nigeria, special meals are prepared and gifts exchanged to recognise the importance of fathers and male role models.
May Day is an important holiday in Nigeria that highlights the rights and importance of workers in society. The history of the holiday dates back to the late 19th century when Nigerian workers organised themselves to press for their demands. May Day celebrations include parades, rallies and other events that honour the importance of labour and workers. The holiday is also a day of solidarity and unity, showing the importance of cooperation and solidarity in the world of work. Michael Imoudu was one of the founding fathers of the Nigerian labour movement and worked tirelessly for workers’ rights.
Grasscutters are rodents in Nigeria that play an important role in culture and economy. They have high reproduction rates, are adaptable, and are often kept as pets. Breeding is promoted to improve self-sufficiency and the economy in rural areas.
The text provides information about Project Calabar, a training center located in Calabar, Nigeria. The center is situated on the grounds of St. Patrick’s College, which was founded by Irish missionaries. In addition to a kindergarten and primary school directly run by the missionaries, there is also a high school with a boarding school operated by the Archdiocese of Calabar. The Skill Acquisition Center (SAC), a vocational training center supervised by HIFA, is located on the high school campus.
Funerals in Nigeria – celebrated and taken as seriously as weddings?! The death of the beloved Chief Adolf Paster is an opportunity to reflect on how Africans deal with the loss of a loved one. For most Africans, death is just a transition. The deceased will continue to live with the family, albeit in a different, spiritual state, along with the ancestors who have gone before. In Nigeria, a funeral becomes a multi-day celebration attended by all relatives and acquaintances. The festival includes not only mourning for the loss of a loved one and bidding farewell to the deceased but also the joy shared with them over a new life with God. If the family can afford it, these festivities can last several days and include good food, dance, and entertainment.
For the estimated 78 million Christians in Nigeria, Easter has a special meaning without gifts. Traditions like the Easter Bunny or egg hunt don’t play a role. People identify with Jesus and his suffering and hope to be redeemed. The celebration of Palm Sunday begins with a 4-5 hour Mass and is accompanied by processions where participants sing and dance with palm fronds.