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How many of us knew that yesterday was the New Year Day in Igbo Calendar.

In the traditional Igbo calendar:

A week (Igbo: Izu) has 4 days (Ubochi) namely Eke, Orie, Afo, Nkwo

Seven weeks (Izu asaa)  make one month

A month (Onwa) has 28 days and there
are 13 months a year. In the last month, an extra day is added.

The traditional Time Keepers in Igboland are the Priests (Ezemuo) or Native Doctors ( Dibia).

Number of Months (?nwa) Gregorian equivalent.

1 Onwa Mbu (February–March)
2 Onwa Abuo (March–April)
3 Onwa Ife Eke (April–May)
4 Onwa Ano (May–June)
5 Onwa Agwu (June–July)
6 Onwa Ifejioku (July–August)
7 Onwa Alom Chi (August to early September)
8 Onwa Ilo Mmuo(Late September)
9 Onwa Ana (October)
10 Onwa Okike (Early November)
11 ?nwa Ajana (Late November)
12 Onwa Ede Ajana (Late November to December)
13 Onwa uzo Alusi (January to early February)


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