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Iria Ritual: Photos from IRIA Festival In Okirika in Rivers State

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There is a Festival In Okirika in Rivers State Nigeria called #IRIA_ceremony where Virgins are kept in one special room for 1-3 months, where they will undergo some training on womanhood.

The ceremony is a celebration of femininity, preparing the tribes girls for marriage. Half-naked virgins are paraded during the Iria ceremony. It is believed that as every girl is born, they develop romantic attachments with the water spirits of the tribe.

According to face book user, P Kris Peebana who shared the IRIA festival post on his face book handle said

Did you know??
There is a Festival In Okirika in Rivers State Nigeria called #IRIA_ceremony where Virgins are kept in one special room for 1-3 months, where they will undergo some training on womanhood.

Once you see they see their first menses, they will walk Unclad to the village square and It’s a big occasion for the family which they are brought out to dance in public like this to be sprayed money; then Men can now go and book them in the room for marriage.

It start back then since 16th century It still happens till date

So now you know.

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