SteemAlive Presents: "Your Root" Take us on a journey of discovery to your hometown? (60 Steem Prize)


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Introduction

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Our contest for this week is ready and we want to serve it right away. We call it "Your Root"? It is something you will definitely want to be part of.

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The contest - Nightmare

Your Root is a journey of personal discovery. We want to know you friends very well, not just your username or blog page. We want to know other things about you. In this contest, you take us as guests to your hometown. We want to learn about where you came from. So in this contest, we want you to participate by giving us the following information about your place of origin:

  1. The name of your country, state of origin, and home town/village.
  2. Something unique about your home town/village. For example your local food, dialect, culture (such as marriage culture, ceremonies and festivals).
  3. You can include original pictures. If you use picture from any other source including free sources, you MUST put the source link

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The rules

  1. Submit your entry as a comment on this post. Please let your story be detailed, clear and personal.
  2. You must reply at least one other participant's entry
  3. Kindly Subscribe**

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My village is in Ibeme, Isiala Mbano LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. It's located in the Eastern region of the country.

My village is unique for it's annual festival popularly known as Ibeme day. It's celebrated on the last Saturday of the year.

Masquerades troop in from various neighboring villages to grace the occasion. There's always a display of various items usually made by the villagers or it's surrounding.

❤️❤️❤️❤️
Becky

14.10.2020 10:27
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@beckie96830, nice contest entry. The masquerade stuff is really a big cultural ocassion in your part of the country. I had visited Enugu before and I saw some scary masquerades. I don't like them though.
Thanks for sharing your village history with us.
Best regards from @talktofaith

twopwecent

nigeria.

14.10.2020 11:43
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Hola amiga, que increible que tu pueblo no se encuentre en internet, pues hay que mostrarselo al mundo y puedes aprovechar la plataforma steemit para darlo a conocer.
Un gusto saludarte, exito en el concurso.

14.10.2020 15:08
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@beckie96830 , thank you for taking me to your root. Truly speaking, masquerading is part of this side of the world. But how about your food?

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 11:49
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This contest is great and mine is loading...

onepercent #nigeria

14.10.2020 10:32
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@steemalive thank you so much for this beautiful contest. I am so delighted participating in it.
This is my entry...

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My Root

I am Faith Okoro from Obugwu village in Ugwuegbu Autonomous Community, Ikwuano LGA in Abia State Nigeria.
Obugwu is a small village setting with beautiful people in it. We are located at the last part of Abia State Nigeria. We share boundaries with the Akwaibomites.

CULTURE (FOOD)

Though we eat so many kinds of food, but we have our own traditional meal. It is called Okazi and achara soup. This soup we prepare it with molded melon plus achara and ukazi(ie afang leaf). It is always prepared and served on every special occasions like traditional weddings, burials, child dedications, anniversaries etc. It is always very delicious and sweet.

FARMING

Although we are involved in white cola jobs and businesses, we are known for farming. We basically produce garri (ie processed cassava), it is very cheap in my community. We also produce corn and melon. Some of our men are known for palm-wine tapping. We produce fresh palm wine, not mixed with any thing. Though I am not good in drinking it, but it's nutritious and good for the body.

CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Though we don't have much as our culture, because everywhere is now developed and some cultures have been made away with due to people are now embracing Christianity and have come to the light of God's word. But we have this annual cultural celebration called Ekpe. It is always celebrated on Christmas period when people will tie wrappers both male and female, they will dance traditional songs and at the end, cut off the head of a goat, a ram or a cow. Though I'm not good in participating in all those stuffs. So if the animals head falls off at the expected number of cutting, the person that did the cutting will be paid a particular amount of money and he will be given a title in the village.
In the area of marriage, our traditional marriage is usually a big celebration in the village. If you are married in the court or church, without traditional marriage, the marriage is not yet complete as far as my village is concerned. You have to come see the parents and relatives of the woman in question, perform some traditional rites by paying dowries of certain amount of money to her people, and they will give you marriage blessings, not until then, you can now proceed in your court or white wedding.
Same goes to burial, having a burial in my community is similar to holding a traditional marriage. You have to go see the owners of the person. His/her parents and relatives, and pay a certain amount of dowries on his head, before you are permitted to go bury him. Else, after the burial, something will start going wrong in the family after a while according to their believe.

NATURAL RESOURCES

We are endowed with some natural resources, just that there is no goodan power to harness and develop them. Most of our lands has oil in it.
We also have rivers with white Crystal stones and Mable's in them for building houses.
Our lands doesn't need fertilizers for plants to grow well. Our lands are naturally fertilized. If you apply fertilizer to the lands all the crops planted on that land will die off. Someone tried it and all their plants died up. I don't know why it is so anyway.

There are so many good and beautiful thing about my village, which I might not exhaust in this post. The lovely people, good food, nice whether condition business opportunities etc.

This is a little journey into my village.
Thanks for coming with me on this journey.

Best regards from @talktofaith

14.10.2020 11:39
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@talktofaith, that soup is what I have tasted,, and it tastes good..
Would love to visit your home town one day..
best regards.... @ninapenda.

14.10.2020 18:48
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@ninapenda, yeah.
The soup is quite delicious.
Sure you will visit someday, if not for anything, for my traditional wedding.

14.10.2020 22:34
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@talktofaith,,, yes baby
I will be waiting for that blessed day.

15.10.2020 05:53
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Hola como estas muy hermoso lugar la casa me encanto parece como la de las películas, me gustaría a mi también visitar tu ciudad, mientras allá el matrimonio se realiza celebración en tu ciudad en mi país han dejado de hacerlo puede ser por la situación económica que estamos confrontando al igual que se han perdido un poco las tradiciones.

Pro es hermoso como describes lo que se hace en tu ciudad natal.

14.10.2020 21:45
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@sheath, thanks for commenting.
When you are ready to visit my city, just let me know. I'll give you directions.

14.10.2020 21:55
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wow....!
Okazi soup, this one caught my attention. How's the okazi soup, what does it really taste like. I've heard so much about it but I've not really tasted it.
I hope to taste it someday 😁

15.10.2020 03:02
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Could you people be having similar attitude with the akwaibomites just as they do say that nsukka and benue state have similar attitude because they have boundaries, i just wonder ma,

I have tasted okazi soup and it nice but i have nit tasted that of achara but have heard of it, hope to eat it soon maybe the one prepared by you...smiles....

19.10.2020 16:29
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@dlioness, we don't have similar attitude with the Akwaibomites despite the close boundary.
Yeah, don't worry you will taste achara soonest.

19.10.2020 20:26
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Mi ciudad natal: Nací en Ciudad Bolívar, Estado Bolívar Venezuela. Es una ciudad con mucho contenido histórico, es pequeña con aproximadamente 407.00 habitantes para 2.015 según Wikipedia, es la capital del Estado Bolívar aunque parece olvidada en el tiempo por los gobernantes, quienes centran su atención en la ciudad vecina Puerto Ordaz que se ha convertido en una ciudad muy moderna.

Ciudad Bolívar, capital del Municipio Heres, es una ciudad bastante calurosa durante todo el año, su temperatura promedio es de 31° C y es en el mes de diciembre que la temperatura refresca un poco, aunque últimamente con los cambios climáticos no se sabe.

La Ciudad cuenta con varios centros de salud públicos y privados, siendo el principal público el Hospital Universitario Ruiz y Páez, lamentablemente la crisis económica del país y el mal manejo de los gobernantes hace que todos los centros de salud pública estén desabastecidos completamente.

En Ciudad Bolívar está La Casa de San Isidro que era una hacienda del Libertador Simón Bolívar, ahora es una casona en el centro de la ciudad en la avenida Táchira y funciona como un museo. También tenemos el Museo Jesús Soto en la Avenida Germania, el casco histórico de la ciudad es considerado patrimonio cultural de Venezuela.

La ciudad tiene al norte el majestuoso Rio Orinoco, que embellece la zona comercial de la ciudad ya que es bordeado por un malecón y es el principal atractivo de turistas y locales.

Ciudad Bolívar es muy acogedora y su gente es muy amable y cordial, siempre serán bienvenidos a conocer nuestra hermosa ciudad.

14.10.2020 15:00
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Hello @genomil, thank you for taking me on a tour to your root. With your detailed description of it, i can tell what it is like to live in your village. Wow, the majestic orinoco River most be a majestic one in deed. I love the friendly and welcoming nature of the city.

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 11:41
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Hola amiga, me alegra que te haya gustado, mi ciudad es hermosa y el Estado Bolivar tiene muchas maravillas de la naturaleza como La Gran Sabana y sus hermosos paisajes.
Gracias nuevamente amiga.

15.10.2020 14:43
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Thanks for the contest here. @genomil

15.10.2020 13:00
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Hola, gracias, saludos.

15.10.2020 14:43
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Excelente entrada @genomil. Presenté la mía de otra manera pues nacimos en la misma región. 😊 CBO es única como ninguna otra a pesar de la falta de cariñito por parte de las autoridades. Un fuerte abrazo y saludos. #onepercent #affable #venezuela

19.10.2020 14:23
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Hola amigos, me parece un excelente concurso y me anime a participar!!!


Mi Ciudad Bolívar.



Mis padres son de Ciudad Bolívar, por obvias razones yo también!!! Nací y crecí en las hermosas calles de mi ciudad!!! Rodeada de buenas personas, con valores éticos y buenas costumbres.

Foto Tomada En Las Calles Del Casco Histórico.

En el caso de Ciudad Bolívar es interesante que coexistan dos gentilicios: el derivado del nombre actual (“bolivarense”), que también es el del estado del cual dicha ciudad es la capital, y el del antiguo (“angostureño”). Este último se suele emplear para enfatizar la identidad local.


Puedo decir con todo el orgullo del mundo que mi ciudad esta llena de historia y hermosas tradiciones!!! Entre ellas podemos encontrar:

* El discurso de Angostura (15 de Febreto de 1819), es sin duda uno de los hechos emblemáticos de la ciudad.
* El Puente Angostura
* El Museo Jesus Soto
* La Catedral
* El Jardin Botanico del Orinoco
* La Casa del Congreso de Angostura
* La Casa de San Isidro
* El Mirador Angostura

Todo esto nos lo encontramos en el Casco Historico, nos topamos con un interminable paisaje histórico, lleno de fechas y lugares muy importantes.

Esta foto fue tomada en La Catedral.


Otra de nuestras caracteristicas son nuestras manifestaciones artisticas como lo son la Guasa Guayanesa, donde las canciones relatan historias y vivencias de nuestros patrimonios.



También esta Serenata Guayanesa con su original joropo guayanes que mueve a toda Ciudad Bolívar. Ademas de ser característico de nosotros nuestro colorido y habilidad para "embochincharnos", termino que utilizamos para referirnos a una fiesta o un festejo

Esta foto fue tomada en una actividad de Caballitos de San Juan.

Como mencione anteriormente el bonchinche nos caracteriza:

Esta foto fue tomada en una actividad de Carnaval.

Mi ciudad tiene mucha historia y tradiciones como para describirlas en un solo comentario. Lo que más me gusta de todo es que en mi ciudad, eres hermano y primo de todos, si llegas a hora de alguna comida te van a brindar y se molestan si los desprecias. A las personas mayores se les dice abuelo y se le pide la bendición . Al cumpleaños de un "Pana" nunca de falta, si no tienes pal´pasaje cualquier te da la "cola", y asi sucesivamente!!!!!

Esta foto fue tomada en el cumple de mi hermana.



Estoy segura que @aularluis, @luiyi-22 ,@leyixi-209 ,@castor-27,@ledcerv y @kingsaru también se animaran y nos contaran un poco mas!!!!



~ ¡Que Hermosa Mi Ciudad!.~


Saludos @cachetes-27

14.10.2020 19:27
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La Sapoara, la piedra del medio y mucha historia que cuenta nuestro pequeño pueblo. En la publicación haces mención de la Casa del Congreso de Angostura (dos veces). Chevere, logré divisar en una foto a la sra Mary (conocida como Venezuela). Saludos.

14.10.2020 20:29
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Gracias por la correción!!!!!
Saludos @cachetes-27

15.10.2020 14:56
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Hello @cheeks-27 your city is truly beautiful. With its rich culture and customs. I can relate with your village in terms of welcoming people to eat food together. It is also done in my village. That you for taking me to your root

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 11:46
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Es algo que nos caracteriza!!!! y lo que nos identifica!!!
Saludos @cachetes-27

15.10.2020 14:33
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Hola amiga, me gusto mucho como resumiste tantas cosas en tus cortas lineas, me encantaron tus fotos, definitivamente nuestra Ciudad Bolivar es maravillosa y su gente mas.
Un abrazo, saludos y mucho exito.

15.10.2020 14:47
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Gracias por leerme!!!!Eso es mucha cultura resumido en lineas!!!Saludos @cachetes-27

15.10.2020 14:53
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Cherishing culture .

16.10.2020 06:31
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Thank you!

16.10.2020 12:46
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Bolívar se hizo presente en este post 📝 ya son tres entradas. 😊 Saludos guayaneses. #affable #venezuela

19.10.2020 14:52
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Saludos!!!
@cachetes-27!!!

19.10.2020 15:58
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I am Okoroafor Ogadinma. I am from Nigeria. My state of origin is Abia state, and my home town /village is; Atani village, Arochukwu local government.

        THE UNIQUENESS OF AROCHUKWU 

Arochukwu is a village in Abia state, Nigeria. It's a local government on its own, we have about nineteen (19) villages or more in Arochukwu. It is a place where anyone who visited for the first time, would love to visit again.

This logo is only for Arochukwu,, we use it for anything concerning Arochukwu. We have a customized george only for Arochukwu.

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This Omu aro is the number one thing that makes Arochukwu so unique.
There are still more about Arochukwu, let me take you down to breaking them into bits..

                              DIALECT

My dialect is so unique to the core, Arochukwu doesn't speak the central Igbo like others do. We have our special dialect,; for example :
Good morning is Nnawoo ututu
Good night is Nnawoo mgbeabali
Stomach is Avo
Thank you is ndewo, and lots more ..

                        LOCAL FOOD 

Arochukwu has a local food called "ikokoo". This meal is so delicious that if you have a taste of it,, you can't resist.

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ITEMS FOR IKOKOO

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IKOKOO, IS READY

                                CULTURE 

These cultures includes; our traditional marriage, our masquerades season, our new yam (ikeji) festival , our mass return.

Now, Arochukwu traditional marriage is mostly done in the evening, say from 3pm nigerian time, till when it ends. Only if when the groom is from another home town, that's when the marriage can start a bit earlier, say 12pm.
Our brides dresses in a unique form, and must be dressed in our customized "OMU-ARO ". This Omu aro distinguishes the bride from her maids.

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AROCHUKWU BRIDE

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Arochukwu masquerade season is often December, when everyone comes home end of the year. the masquerade comes everyday, from the 19th day of December, till the 5th day of January. It's just to make the town fun and happy to be in.

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AROCHUKWU MASQUERADE
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Arochukwu mass return is a season when all Arochukwu in diaspora comes home for a celebration. It comes ones a year. Mostly November of every year.

Arochukwu yam(ikeji) festival is awesome.. We have different villages in Arochukwu coming out to display a certain culture for which they are known for during this festival. New yams are been displayed, and cooked for everyone. It happens ones every year (September). I love traveling home for this festival,, it's fun.

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AROCHUKWU YAM FESTIVAL ( IKEJI)

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There are still more unique things about Arochukwu, but let me stop here, till when next this contest comes up, you get to know more......

Thank you!!!

14.10.2020 20:36
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Oh my goodness! We are from the same Adam. The is interesting. What a small world. I am glad to meet you here my dear @ninapenda.

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 14:27
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You have a made a fantastic entry @ninapenda

Arochukwu have got a decent culture and lovely delicacies.
Thank you for educating us on your village and culture.
Regards!

15.10.2020 17:18
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I loved the wedding outfits and the masquerade. You have very colorful clothes. Unique and beautiful like the beauties of your heart :)

16.10.2020 10:41
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OK. That's it.... I Want to Taste this I KO KOOOOOO 🤤🤤🤤 Looks so delicious!!!! I swear I'll buy you all the ingredients If I get the chance to visit your town. Interesting entry @ninapenda. Regards. 👍🏼 #onepercent #affable #venezuela

19.10.2020 14:58
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I am Okoroafor Ogadinma. I am from Nigeria. My state of origin is Abia state, and my home town /village is; Atani village, Arochukwu local government.

        THE UNIQUENESS OF AROCHUKWU 

Arochukwu is a village in Abia state, Nigeria. It's a local government on its own, we have about nineteen (19) villages or more in Arochukwu. It is a place where anyone who visited for the first time, would love to visit again.

This logo is only for Arochukwu,, we use it for anything concerning Arochukwu. We have a customized george only for Arochukwu.

IMG-20201014-WA0009.jpg

This Omu aro is the number one thing that makes Arochukwu so unique.
There are still more about Arochukwu, let me take you down to breaking them into bits..

                              DIALECT

My dialect is so unique to the core, Arochukwu doesn't speak the central Igbo like others do. We have our special dialect,; for example :
Good morning is Nnawoo ututu
Good night is Nnawoo mgbeabali
Stomach is Avo
Thank you is ndewo, and lots more ..

                        LOCAL FOOD 

Arochukwu has a local food called "ikokoo". This meal is so delicious that if you have a taste of it,, you can't resist.

IMG-20201014-WA0029.jpg
ITEMS FOR IKOKOO

IMG-20201014-WA0048.jpg
IKOKOO, IS READY

                                CULTURE 

These cultures includes; our traditional marriage, our masquerades season, our new yam (ikeji) festival , our mass return.

Now, Arochukwu traditional marriage is mostly done in the evening, say from 3pm nigerian time, till when it ends. Only if when the groom is from another home town, that's when the marriage can start a bit earlier, say 12pm.
Our brides dresses in a unique form, and must be dressed in our customized "OMU-ARO ". This Omu aro distinguishes the bride from her maids.

IMG-20201014-WA0050.jpg
AROCHUKWU BRIDE

IMG-20201014-WA0005.jpg

Arochukwu masquerade season is often December, when everyone comes home end of the year. the masquerade comes everyday, from the 19th day of December, till the 5th day of January. It's just to make the town fun and happy to be in.

IMG-20201014-WA0022.jpg
AROCHUKWU MASQUERADE
IMG-20201014-WA0011.jpg

Arochukwu mass return is a season when all Arochukwu in diaspora comes home for a celebration. It comes ones a year. Mostly November of every year.

Arochukwu yam(ikeji) festival is awesome.. We have different villages in Arochukwu coming out to display a certain culture for which they are known for during this festival. New yams are been displayed, and cooked for everyone. It happens ones every year (September). I love traveling home for this festival,, it's fun.

IMG-20201014-WA0013.jpg
AROCHUKWU YAM FESTIVAL ( IKEJI)

IMG-20201014-WA0015.jpg

There are still more unique things about Arochukwu, but let me stop here, till when next this contest comes up, you get to know more......

Thank you!!!

14.10.2020 20:39
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@ninapenda, nice one here.
I can see your community is richly endowed with different cultures. I love that soup, will like to have a taste someday.
Seems you need to make a foodie post on how to prepare it, so people like myself can try it out.
Best regards from @talktofaith

twopercent

nigeria

14.10.2020 22:38
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@talktofaith,, it's not a soup, it's a sought of yam porridge,, u will have a taste of it when next you visit Aba,, Just let me know on time.
I will make a foodie post on it soon....
Thank you.

15.10.2020 06:02
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Aaaawwwwnnnnnn
@ninapenda, that's nice of you.
But it's quite unfortunate that I left Aba few days ago, so my possibility of coming to Aba soon is so slim.

15.10.2020 11:05
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Wow! I can't stop reading this, I will check back again.

15.10.2020 12:57
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Hmmm you must be close to home to get all this informations, i love your ikoko food just hearing of it and it looks fresh and delicious,

The masqurades looks scary and dangerous i cant stand their look when real, we have masqurades too some are scary but i dont stand to watch them unless opportuned.

You really gave a detailed information even on the marriage ceremony,

19.10.2020 16:36
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Hola como esta que hermoso concurso realizan cada semana.

Mi nombre Loida Carlone y escribo para la página de @fundacorazon pero quiero compartir mi historia de mi ciudades con ustedes.

Les contare donde nací y a donde me encuentro en estos momentos mi ciudad natal es en Anzoategui específicamente el Tigre es un pueblo muy lindo según lo que me contaba mi madre desde allí nos trasladamos a Maracaibo estado Zulia y no dure mucho solo como dos años y de allí nos fuimos a el Distrito Capital Caracas esto esta ubicado en Venezuela en Caracas es donde crecí, me case y tuve mis hijas 4 hermosas niñas.

Les puedo contar que Caracas en la Capital de Venezuela un ciudad enorme que esta sobre poblada porque les digo que esta sobre poblada porque la mayoría de las personas de las otras ciudades se va a la capital porque creen que haya van a conseguir trabajo.

A pesar de que nací en el Tigre, viví mas tiempo en Caracas y me siento Caraqueña amo esa ciudad aunque ya no este viviendo allí.

Les quiero expresar algo en el Tigre para la época donde nació mi madre en 1932 las familias acostumbraban a casar a los hijos con personas de buena posición a mi madre le toco así, pero sufrió mucho y por eso nos fuimos de mi ciudad natal cuando yo estaba pequeña.

Pero en esa ciudad en el Tigre el casabe es muy característico en las comidas.

En Caracas nos encantaba la arepa reina pepiada son muy sabrosas todas rellenas de aguacate y son muy buscadas.

A parte de eso por ser la ciudad se une con el estado Vargas y tiene unas playas muy hermosas para disfrutarlas.

Ahora desde hace 30 años me encuentro viviendo en el Estado Lara Barquisimeto en la Región Centro Occidental de Venezuela es muy tranquilo, a parte entre las festividades se celebra el día de los inocentes que es la Zaragoza en El Municipio Andres Eloy Blanco, pero tiene algo muy popular y que lo hace muy visible en el mundo que es religioso y es que cada año se celebra el Día de La Divina Pastora donde vienen todos los creyentes a orarle y pedirle para sus milagros eso se llena con tantas personas que vienen de toda Venezuela y de otros países.

En cuanto a la gastronomía puedo decirles que los dulces son su especialidad las conservas de leche, cabello de ángel, dulce de lechosa.

Entre sus artesanías se encuentra un sitio llamado Tintorero donde vende toda variedad de artesanía y tejidos.

Tiene lugares turísticos como: El Parque Nacional el Blanquito, La Cascada del Vino, El Mundo de los Niños, Tintorero, Cubiro, La Flor de Venezuela son los lugares mas visibles y hermosos.

Les puedo decir que el clima es entre seco y lluvioso pero con los cambios atmosféricos ha variado.

Este es mi pequeño recorrido por varias partes de Venezuela en donde estoy soy la persona mas feliz ya que allí tengo mi hogar y mi hermosa familia.

14.10.2020 21:30
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Aún tengo pendiente visitar al estado Lara. 😅

19.10.2020 14:59
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I am an indigen of the country Nigeria, I hail from the South - Eastern geopolitical zone, Eziama Nneato in Abia State.

In my village we're known for our unique food called TAPIOCA . Tapioca is a local dish that's usually made from casava. One of the major occupation in my village is casava and yam planting so as a result casava is always produced in large quantity which yields tapioca.

Tapioca is a traditional delicacy in my home town, it is used to welcome guests from far and near which implies that they're highly welcomed. It is also served in traditional wedding occasions which implies that the whole village is in support of the the wedding but if there were issues between the family and the villagers there won't be any tapioca in the wedding occasion so that means that tapioca has a role to play as a traditional delicacy in my home town.

In my village we're also known for new yam festivals, which is usually celebrated during September, during this occasion every family is expected to cook new yam porridge not really the normal yam porridge everybody knows, but it is different during this period, most families use chicken while some use goat meat for theirs. It's always a special celebration, people gather together to share each other's yam porridge. While this is going on, the elders or and fathers in the village will come together at the King's palace each person will come with the biggest size of yam he harvested from his farm, the yams will be compared, the biggest and heaviest one will be sold in the market while those who came with the small sizes will go back home with them.
That's culture for you.
Thank you 😘

15.10.2020 02:58
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Great one here

15.10.2020 13:01
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Wow nice entry from you @marydexplorer
I love tapioca (mpataka) so much.
I can take it with coconut,groundnut or palm kernel.
Your Village have got a rich cultural heritage.

Good luck in the contest

15.10.2020 17:12
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Is tapioca the name given to abacha in your community or is it a different kind of food , the new yam festival is a common festival we observe it too but i have not witnessed it all my life but will be happy to visit home when next it takes place

19.10.2020 16:24
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That is a nice entry

20.10.2020 18:55
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It is my delight to make my entry to this contest. Thank you @steemalive for this awesome contest. Truly, this contest is really going to help us know
ourselves in this community and steemit at large. Knowing where one comes from is a great idea and i will not hesitate to tell you where i come from.
Here is my link

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 07:57
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The Steemalive Contest: The Root my Home Town(@chinonso1)

pare 3 minutes to read.


Agwa: Agwa is located in Oguta L.G.A of IMO State; Eastern part of Nigeria.

The name Agwa

The name Agwa is gotten from a town called Ihi Agwa, the family moved from the town to settle in there present location base on the misunderstanding they had, after a long journey they found a unit for settlement which is today known as Obeakuma, the head of the family called that location where they settled AGWA, he named the children he gave birth to Akuma, Mkpokirikpo, Umukpo, e.t.c which are the villages that made up Agwa.

Communities in Agwa


Agwa is today known as a clan with 9 communities ofo ntolu jikotara Agwa, Arochukwu Obudi agaha iri which are Ubah, Obudi,Mbala, Umukpo, Umuekpu, Obeama, Umuomi, Umuofeke, Obeama and the Arochukwu which leaves across Obudi, Umukpo, Umuekpu and Umuomi. Most of the communities has there own autonomy with Kings and chiefs which serves as the paramount ruler of the community; they are the legislatures, executives and judiciary of the community.

The People/Political View


Also in Politics, Agwa-lites participate actively especially during election period. Agwa has three Political wards which are Uwaorie ward; which include the following communities, Umuomi, Umukpo(Uwaorie), Umuofeke, Umuekpu, Obeama and Obeakuma. Obudi and Arochukwu ward; it comprises the two communities. Mbala and Ubah ward; the two communities are involved.

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Population


Agwa is in Oguta L.G.A of Imo State and the most populated in the area, with strong men and women. Politicians always yearn to have Agwa support them during election, because of her high population and able men and women within the cal who will carry their campaign to other L.G.As of the state and guess what???... the flag bearer of that party which my homebtown support will the vote. Yes!

However, the cultures and traditions of my home town is unique they are;

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The Owu Festival ( Okoroshi):


Owu is belief to come from Egbema where river is very close to my clan. It is been celebrated once every year with Okoroshi (Marskurate) display for one month( usually the month of July).

First and second celebrants


The Ubah people will be the first to play her Okoroshi drum ( ito nkwa) because they brought the Owu to Agwa before Obudi, which was the second community to accept Owu festival.

The reast of Agwa communities will display there okoroshi drum ( ito nkwa). During the festive period, the communities will display different types of okoroshi and celebrate in there own way( is very special).

Hunting Expedition


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Mean while before the festive period will start, there will be a hunting expedition in the nine communities.
Every hinder will gather at the village square before going for the hunting.

Food


Ever had about Owerri Soup(Ofe owerri)
This type of soup is served to our visitors, it is the most cherished soup in IMO State Nigeria.


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Everything is gradually fading out because Christianity has taken over
You are welcome to my Home town.

@randulakoralage @focusnow @bright-obias

15.10.2020 12:54
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Wow, your village is really rich in cultural heritage and food. I have been to ogwuta before but forgotten the name of the village. Thank you for taking me to your root.

twopercent #nigeria

15.10.2020 14:24
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you are welcome my admin!

15.10.2020 15:17
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i have lived in imo state for like 6months and i have witness the okoroshi masquerade, it was indeed an interesting but i could remember that very day, that i was flogged because when is i saw them i was told to run but i didn't so the person that was wearing the okoroshi(masquerade) lashed me cane. the root to your village is really interesting. thanks for sharing.

onepercent #nigeria

17.10.2020 17:24
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Thanks for reading.
Sorry for the cane okay

17.10.2020 18:11
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@ chinonso1 you have a very unique hometown with great cultural heritage.

18.10.2020 12:37
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Wow that is a great post

20.10.2020 18:54
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Thanks

20.10.2020 20:00
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15.10.2020 17:09
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As you want to know more about me and where I live, I'm going to give you exact route map from your place to my town and to my home. Get ready to meet me. Are you done ? Seek permission and step out of your home to Airport where you get international flights.

Book seat for yourself in flight to D3LHI INDIA. Once you land, turn on your phone because I will eager to call you to know about your whereabouts.WELCOME So, you are now in capital of our my country. Book another seat from the same airport to SRINAGAR J&K and take off to reach my state.

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WELCOME to my state and our city. But still you won't find me because I am going to make you self reliant , so that you meet me at my home. Now I will be giving you manual directions because air travel is now over.
Step out of the exit of srinagar airport and at the exit point within the premises of hospital, you will get a cab to BATAMALOO Srinagar and cab driver will drop you in next Cab from srinagr to Baramulla. WELCOME to my hometown. Just relax because now I will pick you up from this cab and take you home nearby.
How was the journey Boss? You must be tired. Right! Let us take traditional tea and than take a nap for sometime.

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Are you surprised to see our elderly dressed like this. This Is our traditional dress called PHERAN to protect ourselves from cold. Because we are having heavy snow falls here .

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Oh yeah, I know you want to see some tourist destinations in my town. No problem , I'll take you to th hill station where you will get a cable car to ride

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on way back , my friend's brother's marriage ceremony was going on

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So after greeting them, we got an opportunity to have KASHMIRI WAZAWQN which is the chief dish served in our marriage ceremonies.

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Now you want to know source of income of most of the people. Oh yeah, most of the people have apple orchards

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This not the end but it is begining yet but i am not gona show you all in one go. Visit again to show you more.

Thanks

16.10.2020 07:14
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Hola como estas, pero que hermoso lugar, me encanto tu ciudad natal y sabes me gustaría que en Venezuela hubiera un lugar así donde uno pudiera disfrutar de la nieve y esquiar, debes disfrutar bastante.

Un placer conocerte.

18.10.2020 21:42
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I am fine and thank you for beinng around.

affable

19.10.2020 01:29
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Your country is definitely a very interesting destination to visit. Hope to go over there one day. 😊 Regards to you @drqamu. #affable #venezuela

19.10.2020 15:16
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Most welcome.

19.10.2020 15:48
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Today I am hosting you in my village and I will introduce you to it :) Welcome to My village

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Total Population: 14,596
Economic Structure;Thanks to its geographical structure, it is based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Rug and carpet weaving is common.
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Kayseri-Sarız Village
It is located in the east of the center of Kayseri in Sarız District, 123 km away.
They call us Avşar because he is descended from Afşar, the eldest of the four sons of Yıldız Han, the son of our family Oğuz Kağan.
There are different cultures. Alevi, Kurdish and avşars.

Dialect

The inner Anatolian avşar dialect is known. and spoken in different provinces. It is not different from Turkish, but some words are spoken by changing. I would like to write how some words are changed in our dialect.

Avşar dialect-turkish-english

Buncaaz: Bu kadar = so much
DEBİYAK: Az önce = Just before
Azzık : Yemek = Food

There are too many words but I couldn't write because it wouldn't be very clear.

Local dress

Our local dress is always worn in a baggy trousers AND the lady definitely has a scarf on her head.

These are the pictures of my grandfather's mother who lived in the village 50 years ago.

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Famous Food

Tutmac Soup
It is made from green lentils and finely cut dough. It is a sour soup.
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Tepsi Mantısı (Tray ravioli)

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It is quite troublesome. The dough is cut into small pieces, minced meat is put into it and arranged in this way on the tray. It is cooked with tomato paste and water. It is said that 40 grains fit in a tablespoon :)

Wedding customs
Turks have a lot of wedding customs. I don't think I can fit here, I'll give a few examples belong to my village.

◘Honey on the door;As the bride enters the groom's house after the wedding, she rubs honey on the door 3 times.
And the Quran enters the house by passing under the kerim.
◘ Breaking the test;The bride plays in front of the groom at the henna night and eventually breaks the jug, with coins and sugar inside. means abundance.


Our village does not have a traditional festival. But when spring comes, the spring festival is held. Or tourists are hosted, that's my story.
Thank you for letting me introduce my village and traditions :)

Thanks to @steemalive @steemitblog and @steemcurator01 for their support. I am grateful.:)

16.10.2020 10:39
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my entry below

MY ROOT TO MY VILLAGE

17.10.2020 08:15
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Hello @steemalive this is indeed an educating contest as it helps to study peoples life and culture, i did my entry in a post format, i know it is not listed in the rules but i hope you will like it. Below is my entry link. thanks for this initiative.

https://goldvoice.club/steem/@bright-obias/steemalive-contest-my-root-take-us-on-a-journey-of-discovery-to-your-hometown-or-entry-by-bright-obias-powered-up-100

17.10.2020 17:19
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Hola como estas, me encanta tus concursos y me motivan a concursar cada semana.

Yo soy Rosana Hernandez y nací en el Distrito Capital Caracas - Venezuela ese es mi ciudad natal allí viví hasta los diez años y después toda mi familia y yo nos mudamos hasta el estado Lara.

Al principio era muy complicado estar en esa ciudad y el cambio fue fuerte pero después ya nos acostumbramos y bueno tengo ahora tengo 30 años en Barquisimeto y a raíz del trabajo que realizo he tenido la oportunidad de viajar por todo el estado y conocer lugares inscribible hasta los he disfrutado.

Hay lugares hermosos como la Cascada del Vino un lugar donde el agua es roja y bien fría.

Las Lomas de Cubiro un lugar en las montañas para disfrutar de una hermosa vista, pasear en caballo y disfrutar de la naturaleza.

El Parque Nacional Yacambu un lugar de ensueños un parque bello con su cascada y una agua helada y todo se relaciona con una naturaleza especial para relajarse y disfrutar el respirar aire puro.

Y asi puedo nombrarles varios sitios en Sanare a parte de estar el Blanquito se celebra la Zaragosa el 28 de diciembre de cada año, en Carora tenemos Arenales donde el río es agua cristalina, en la propia Ciudad de Barquisimeto tenemos el Parque Macuto y La Flor de Venezuela se puede decir que hay lugares de la epoca colonial.

En su gastronomía encontramos a lo que le dicen las papas locas u plato muy común en Quibor, las conservas, dulces de leche en la zonas artesanales y como en toda Venezuela la arepa es muy sabrosa y la hallaca.

Aquí predomina varias religiones católicos, cristianos evangélicos, testigos de Jehova, Mormones y se celebra el día de la Virgen la Divina Pastora que en Barquisimeto es un acontecimiento.

Los matrimonios se celebran en la prefectura y el eclesiástico en la iglesia católica o en las iglesias cristiana dependiendo de la religión.

Tenemos también grandes casa de estudio que imparten diferentes carreras.

Y en la parte agrícola es un estado productor de café, tomate, cebolla, cilantro, plátano, papas, maiz.

A parte también es productor de leche a pesar de la situación que confrontamos en el país aunque este no es mi ciudad de origen me siento contenta porque es un estado tranquilo que unjo vive sin estrés en cambio en la caítal es estresante.

Adoro mi estado Lara porque Lara se siente y es la capital musical de Venezuela

18.10.2020 21:39
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Many people say that the word Venezuela comes from the Italian city of Venecia because those wooden constructions made out by indigenous over the water, specially in the Maracaibo's lake, although others think that the real origin is because an aboriginal word, "Veneçiuela". In any case, i love the name of my country, not just because I'm coming from here but it brings all the vowels. Not all countries have these five vowels in their nominations. In my living area, there's this famous Orinoco's festival organized in August by state's governor where the Orinoco River always rises in this month and it provides a lot of delicious fish called Sapoara which is prepared in many dishes.

A general contest to choose the queen of this event is also carried out. It could be incredible to say this, but I'm pretty sure I never taste this kind of fish because I think I'm like my grandma: we're both not so fans of fishes from rivers but seas (she born in Sucre's state, a region located in the venezuelan coast).

There's also a known group of singers that I really and always love to hear about, "Serenata Guayanesa", they're from this gorgeous region and their music is very typical and you'll like them once you hear their original songs. They even travelled around the world sharing our cultural heritage, so I can feel so proud of them. 🙂 I attended to a anniversary concert organized by a local radio station and they admitted it was surprising to hear that German kids are learning Spanish with their great songs. My City takes an important part of my country's history because our National Hero, Simon Bolívar, spent few days in the St. Isidro's house, where he wrote his famous Angostura speech to develop his "The Big Colombia" project and then, he pronounced it at the Angostura's Congress, the ancient and historic name of this city.

Definitely, I love it, this city is unique: its historical center is still keeping some colonial houses and has drawn the eyes of many tourists.

19.10.2020 14:18
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Muy bonita y compelta tu presentacion amiga, ya somos varios presentando nuestra hermosa Ciudad. Mucho exito.

19.10.2020 22:16
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Muchas gracias amiga @genomil. Un saludote.

20.10.2020 00:11
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I'm faith Justin with the username @dlioness, i am from amagu ihe(light) in awgu local government of Enugu state Nigeria,

From history, its been said that my community Ihe which means light is one of the brothers to four brothers and those brothers are my neighboring villages, Ihe(light) which is one of the brothers dominated my home town and it expanded to the level it is now,

I may not tell much about my village but the little i know is that they are peace loving people,known with a special kind of music which is the ogene music, it can be played by any other community but best preffered by my home town,their dancing steps is also been recognised when displayed, i have heard people detect my village in some occassions where i displayed my dancing steps ,

Our culture is not delicate as some communities tends to have, masqurades are been displayed during the burial of a titled man or a youth who is not committed in church, the masqurade is just for the fun of the ceremony and there are different masqurades which can be seen during such ceremony,

I dont know much about our dowry payment or marriage rites, i have not putten interest in knowing much about it in terms of the cost but i believe its considerable and the process easy ,after this post i will go ask my dad, i think this has given me food for thought,

Our known foods are Abacha,fiofio or agbugbu, okpa, ofe ede(ede soup), and many more, but abacha is most preffered by visitors and we basically use it in ceremonies with other foods,

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There are festivals held in my village though i cannot be detailed on that but i know of onwa asa festival(seven moon) and new yam festival, i am sorry i cant tell more about this but i promise to make enquiries for more informations but that will be later at my own convinient.

@steemalive this is my entry

19.10.2020 16:20
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I so love this contest as it has made me learn a lot. Discover my origin and home town Mbengwi using this link below:
https://goldvoice.club/steem/@tenguhatanga/my-roots-the-meta-people

Thank you for reaching the end

twopercent #cameroon #minnowsupport

19.10.2020 21:43
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I love this contest ..here is the link to my post
https://goldvoice.club/steem/@vaibhavsan/your-root-contest-my-entry

20.10.2020 18:53
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