Ugie ivie festival

The Ug’ivie festival is the annual washing and cleaning of all the ivie (wealth). It also commemorates the legendary event when Ewuare came across Olokun’s hoard of ivie, spread out on the sand. As part of the celebration, there was a temporary ban on the wearing of the red beads as it undergoes cleansing.

His Royal Majesty, Oba of Benin.

As a communal and spiritual activity, the Oba and people of Benin kingdom marked the Ugie festivals with Music, dance and colorful theatrical performances.