Igbo Day New England is an annual event organized by the Igbo Orgaanization of New England (IONE). The event, which holds on the 2nd Saturday of August yearly, is a free outdoor event celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Igbo people of South Eastern Nigeria. The 2023 Igbo Day will hold on August 12th, 2023 at the Franklin Park Field, Boston Massachusette.
Igbo Day attacts over 10,000 attendees every year and it continues to grow. The event features the following among other things:
- Cultural music and dances
- Traditional masquerades (an important tradition of the Igbo people)
- Authentic traditional foods of all kinds
- Traditional attire
- Exhibition of works of arts
- Health Clinic
About the Igbo People of South Eastern Nigeria
Igbo is one of the three major ethnic groups in Nigeria, numbering over 40 million people. Both the people and the language are referred to as Igbo. The Igbo people are considered the most educated and widely traveled people within and outside the shores of Nigeria. An estimated 25,000 people of Igbo descent reside within the commonwealth of Massachusetts.