Culture & Tourism: Asamala Day Holds Today, December 26

Onotu-Uku of Ugiliamai, Chief Friday Obi

Onotu-Uku of Ugiliamai, Chief Friday Obi

THE annual cultural celebration of Ugiliamai community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, “Asamala Day” takes place today, December 26th, 2013.

A statement signed the Chairman of Ugiliamai Development Committee, Comrade Emmanuel Okeleke and Secretary, Nerack Okonye stated that this year’s event will be unique as there will be additions to the known traditional dances that featured in previous editions.

They noted that Asamala Day celebration has come to stay as a tourists’ attraction as people from different parts of the state visit Ugiliamai community to witness the celebration of rich African culture devoid of any form of violence.

“It has become natural for all sons and daughters, their friends and lovers of culture to gather in Ugiliamai on December 26th to celebrate our culture, meet ourselves and add to Christmas festivity,” they stated, reiterating, “we are proud of our culture, we are very peaceful people and very receptive to visitors.Christmas”

Asamala Day features different types of dances, display by masquerades, local cuisine, among others.

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