Igbo Culture in the Global Mosaic.

by Anthony-Claret Onwutalobi

(Igbo day) 2010 is a cultural event showcasing the Igbo people of Nigeria. Igbofest is a biennial festival, planned, and presented by members of  (Igbo) Union Finland. The theme of this year’s Igbo day is, “Igbo Culture in the Global Mosaic.” Igbo day 2010 is aimed at educating and enlightening the people of Helsinki and more about the Igbo people, their culture, their beliefs and last but not least, their accomplishments as individuals and as a people.

(Igbo day) 2010 is a cultural event showcasing the Igbo people of Nigeria. Igbofest is a biennial festival, planned, and presented by members of  (Igbo) Union Finland. The theme of this year’s Igbo day is, “Igbo Culture in the Global Mosaic.” Igbo day 2010 is aimed at educating and enlightening the people of Helsinki and more about the Igbo people, their culture, their beliefs and last but not least, their accomplishments as individuals and as a people.

This event is our contribution to the multicultural fabric/mosaic of Helsinki and Finland as a whole. With Igbo day 2010, we hope to depict a portrait of respect, equality, diversity and ultimately the eradication of racism from our communal mosaic that makes up Helsinki and Finland. The Festival Igbo Union Festival (Igbo festival) 2010 is a one-day (starts 3pm) Cultural presentation and extravaganza presented by Umunna (Igbo) Cultural Association of Helsinki. The evening and night event would feature a brief summary of who the Igbo people are, our cultural performances, traditional attire/fashion show, food and crafts from the South-Eastern part of Nigeria. Igbo day 2010 will also feature performances by other Igbo cultural groups in and across Finland.