The wonderful people of Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area invite you to her 2016 annual New Yam International Festival “Leboku 2016″.
Below is the complete calendar of events;
|8th July – 4th Aug 2016||ETIKEKOMI : Visitation to farm roads to accept palm wine and sundry gifts.|
|Friday 5th Aug 2016||LEBOKU KEPILE: Opening of festival activities.(a)Female wrestling to select prize winners
(b)Male wrestling to select Prize winners
(c) Football completion.
|Sat 12th Aug 2016||UBOKUPOM: Traditional way of offering supplication and appeasement.|
|Fri 19th Aug 2016||Mr and Miss Leboku Beauty Pageant.|
|Sat 20th Aug 2016||MBLEMI: (a) Farmers return with New Yam/Exhibition of New Yams at the town square to select Prize Winners/Best Harvester
(b) Exchange of visits and gifts between loved ones and well wishers.
(c) Breaking of firewood by Obol Lopon and midnight light/fire ( OKONDEL)
|Sun 21st Aug 2016||IKOBASE LEBOKU-WA : Thanksgiving church service to usher in peaceful festival celebration.
JANENBOKU: Female Day
(a) Exchange of visit and gifts continues.
(b) Drying of Ekoi talking drums.
(c) Visitation of Tourist sites.
(d) Traditional dancing troupes and displays.
|Sun 21st Aug 2016||LADENBOKU (EKOI): Male Day At The Umor Otutu Place, Ugep
(a) Etangala Carnival.
(b) Beating of Ekoi drums.
(c) Canon/Fire Works Display.
(d) Ekoi Dance.
(e) Parade of Maidens and Miss Leboku
|Mon 22nd Aug 2016||LEKURRBOKU: Yakurr Day
(a) The Grand finale at Peace stadium Ugep
(b) Art/Cultural Exhibition.
|Wed 31st Aug 2016||YEKPI/KEBONGHA: Uprooting of trees by young lads and parade of Mr & Miss Leboku 2015.|
|Sun 4th Sep 2016||LIBINI/KEPONFAWA : Final appeasement|
Leboku is an international new yam festival annually celebrated by the Yakurr People in Cross River state in August. This festival was adopted from Ugep (Old name given to present Yakurr local Government) by erstwhile Governor of the state, Mr Donald Duke, to further enhance Cross River tourism development. This Festival was adopted by the government at that time because of its multi-faceted traditional and cultural embellishments with several benefits that accrue to not only the Ugep people, but to the entire people of the senatorial district of the state.
The Festival showcases the culture and tradition of the Yakurr people and attracts the interest of both the indigenes of the area in the Diaspora and tourists alike from different parts of the world.
For Enquiries/ Hotel Reservations and Visit Guide
Contact our Leboku Team; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org