Eagle Schnapps, Nigeria’s authentic Schnapps for the promotion of Culture & tradition, in keeping with its core values has sponsored the recently held Iri-Ji Mbaise.
With 91 autonomous communities, the Iri-Ji Mbaise is the festival Mbaise people celebrate to herald the eating of the new yam while thanksgiving is given to appreciate the gods for the bountiful harvest.
According to the Chairman Mbaise Traditional Rulers, Eze Leo Nwokocha, the Atodire of Umunneato,”the Yam is a King crop and it is food everyone around enjoys, as such it is respected all around Igbo land”.
He added that the significance of the festival is to teach the younger ones about culture passed to them by their forefathers. He concluded by saying after the “Ezeji” cut the new yam, it is enjoyed boiled with pepper soup or roasted with a peppery sauce