As we await the coming of another Igue festival, it important that people know the significance of the celebration. It is basically a celebration of thanksgiving for the Edo people. The days of celebration are as follows:
27 – December (Ekioba) Igue-Oba
29 December, (Agbado)-Igue Ivbioba,
31 December (Ekioba) Igue-Edohia.
HERE ARE THE TEN BLESSINGS WE PRAY FOR DURING IGUE THANKSGIVING :
1. AFIANGBE :-
A time of abundance blessing and favour. A proper time to pray to the almighty God in thanksgiving for his abundance prosperity and blessings in our life’s.
2. AKUGBE: –
Lovely time for unity of purpose amongst friends and family members. A time of fervent prayers of Oneness and Togetherness in thanksgiving to God almighty. Usually a time people come together in spite of their differences to share with one another.
3. ALAHHODARO :-
A time of prayers in thanksgiving for Upliftment in whatever endeavour.
This prayers brings progress in all your undertakings and dealings both personal and corporate business. Boost economic power among people and society.
4. ẸFE VBE IGHO : –
A time of prayers in thanksgiving to God almighty for his wealth and riches upon our lives with many more blessings.
5. EGBERANMWEN :-
A time for prayers in thanksgiving for good health and sound minds both to us and our common humanity.
6. OFUMWENGBE: –
A time for prayers of thanksgiving in peace of mind and the calmness of the inner soul both in true reconciliation and forgiveness.
7. OGHOGHO : –
A time of prayers in thanksgiving in happiness, joy, gladness.
A time for loving kindness and sharing within families and friends.
8. OMO : –
A time for fervent prayers in thanksgiving for the fruit of the womb.
In God infinite blessings many more unasked blessings are added to this prayers of child bearing during this season of thanksgiving prayers of Igue. Families are blessed during this season.
9. OYENMWEN : –
A time of prayers in thanksgiving for abundance Joy, Gladness Contentment and Merriment. Prayers during Igue celebration brings joy.
10. UTOMWEN : –
A time for prayers in thanksgiving for long life and prosperity.
Celebrating Igue is thanking God almighty through your own head for another successful year ending and praying towards the new year coming.
Wishing you all a happy Igue Celebrations
Iselogbe – happy celebration
Ogbe ma vbe dia rhu – happy we live to celebrate
Ogbe ma gba rọ :- happy we still alive (to see another year)
God bless us all as we celebrate this year Igue festival.
Courtesy – VICTOREK and Benin Historical society.