The Igbo Village Festival 27-29 July 2017


Hello Family!


It's almost time for the Igbo Village Festival in Staunton, Virginia, 27 - 29 Jul 2017 . There are 2 MAJOR Ceremonies that we MUST attend during the festival. They are for us.

There will be a lot of things to do but these are specifically for us so we need to be present to take part. The two Ceremonies are the Reconnection Ceremony on 28 July 2017 at 5:30 PM and the Naming Ceremony on 29 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM. It will be amazing!! And fun. Bring comfortable shoes! We will be dancing and going on a journey as well.

Here are the steps for the festival.

1. Register to enter the Festival Event at the Frontier Museum. Click Here .

2. Register to receive a name at the Naming Ceremony. Click Here. (Optional) Naming Ceremony will be on 29 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM.

3. Grab Your Igbo Cousins Reunited T-shirts. Click Here. We have a special presentation that we will make while wearing our T-shirts on 28 July 2017 at 5:30 during the Reconnection Ceremony

4. Make your Hotel Reservations. Scroll down for hotel discounts and contact details.

Reminder

We are asking that you attend the entire festival event but the two mentioned above are specifically designed for us and we must be there and be on time.

How to Get Your T-shirts for the Reconnection Ceremony during the Festival

The Reconnection Ceremony will be held at 5:30 PM of 28 July 2017. We are asking that ALL of DNA Tested Descendants be present.


We also have an Igbo Cousins ReUnited T-shirt. ALL that have found they have Igbo ancestry are welcome to grab a shirt. If you want one for yourself, It's OK. Click here or on the image below.


Festival Registration and Making Hotel Reservations

Click the image below to download each document.


The Igbo Festival will be held at


The Frontier Museum

1290 RICHMOND ROAD STAUNTON, VIRGINIA 24401 PHONE: (540) 332-7850


ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:


Comfort Inn is most commonly reserved for the event.


Comfort Inn Staunton

1302 Richmond Avenue

Staunton, VA. 24401

Phone: (540) 886-5000

Please quote 'CISA 2017' to receive a discount.



Econo-Lodge East

1031 Richmond Avenue

I-81 exit 222,

Staunton, VA 24401

Phone: (540) 885-5158

Please quote 'CISA 2017' to receive a discount.


Econo-Lodge East is reasonably less expensive than the Comfort Inn and or any other hotel within an attractive distance from the activities / Frontier Museum.

Festival Daily Schedule

2 MAJOR times for the DNA Tested are

Reconnection Ceremony on 28 July 2017 at 5:30 PM and the Naming Ceremony on 29 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM.

We are asking that you attend the entire festival event but the two mentioned above are specifically designed for us and we must be there and be on time.

When the family gathers, try serving some Jollof rice. It is West Africa's most beloved rice dish.

Jollof rice is a West African dish made with rice, tomatoes, chili peppers, other seasonings and meat or fish. Some people include vegetables in the rice. Many west African countries claim to have the best recipe. It is believed to have originated among the Wolof people of the Jollof Empire. No one knows for sure. It is the ancestor of American dishes like jambalaya.


Jollof Rice Wars ~~ Almost every West African country says their rice is the best so there has been an ongoing fun competition among the countries.


World Jollof Rice Day ~~ The 21st of August is World Jollof Rice Day


There are many recipes online for making it. Just google and enjoy!

Here's a great recipe!

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