Ancient Benin Kingdom & Edo State
Where Modernity And Tradition Meets In perfect Harmony
(Benin City Nigeria Local Time)
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When to go to Benin kingdom/Edo state

There are two seasons: in Benin kingdom/Edo state a rainy one that lasts from April to October with a brief lull in August and a dry one that starts in November and ends in March. More than one hundred major festivals are celebrated in Edo state between September and March every year.

visitors to Benin kingdom/Edo state is all year round. But most visitors go in December and January when the weather is dry, not too hot and to coincide with series of colourful end of year festivals in Edo State. The Igue festival no doubt is the most colourful and crowed pulling festival in Benin kingdom. It is a combination of intensive rite. The festival with its components is reminiscent of the past event in the history of Benin. The events are connected with the past Obas around which the Edo customs and traditions are woven. It is a time when the Oba, his wives, Chiefs, Enogies and other traditional title holders can be seen in their full royal dresses.