Iguafo Igbo: Igbo Calendar

Do you know which Igbo day of the week you were born on?

The four days which make up the native week in Igboland are namely; Eke, Orie, Afo, Nkwo. (From which many Igbo names are derived).

Igbo people farm for only three days and rests on the fourth day. Eke is usually the holy day of obligation when people rest from farming, however, some communities can decide to adopt any of the four “market” days as their rest day. It is considered abominable for anybody to farm on the holy day of obligatory rest.

Check out Igbo Calendar: igbocalendar.com to find out more!


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