Sunday, 4 March 2012

The Beauty of Arochukwu(Pictures and Video)


 Christmas in Arochukwu is always more of a cultural celebration than a religious one. The ancient kingdom each December attracts indigenes and visitors who are treated to an eye popping  traditional display and unadulterated culture, as each of the 19 villages and different age grades on pre-specified days take turns to display the rich cultural repertoire of the Aros. I hardly miss the youthfulness of the Ekpo(masquerades),that's the Most exciting part of the holidays! The hospitality and exciting nature of Arochukwu made it fun for me and my siblings to visit.
The hospitality of the people of Aro is the envy of many,and i am indeed proud that my Momma is from there...continue to see pictures of the Masquerades  that makes every seasonal period worthwhile


7 comments:

James said...

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Priscy said...

i love our African dance any day menh! but some of the masquerades looks scary though.

Somewhere in Moscow said...

lol,i know...but,that's what makes the Christmas interesting!
the masquerades chasing you and all that (you need to see the look on my face when i see them) It's really fun.

Anonymous said...

I supposed you get pleasure from the village things. I will be ready to travel along with you this year ooooooooo

Somewhere in Moscow said...

ok dear, let the countdown begin!

4eleven. said...

awwwww this is so beautiful. the masquerade chase is Arochukwu IS SOOOO THRILLING. I know because i am a proud Ada Mazi. Aro rocks.

Somewhere in Moscow said...

Really?...Aro trully rocks!!!i heart that village