A FESTIVAL I KNOW – ENGLISH COMPOSITION

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                                                      A FESTIVAL I KNOW

                                               Teacher’s Activities

Activity one (1): Draw out sentences from the pupils about some festivals they know and give your example.

Activity two (2): Let the pupils talk about how some of the festivals are celebrated.

Activity three (3): To guide the pupils in writing a detailed composition about the topic, write and explain the following guidelines on the board.

Activity three (3): Look at, interpret, and explain the example.

                                  GUIDELINES

Paragraph one (1):  Write About the name of the festival, where it is celebrated, and the people who do the celebration and why it is been celebrated.

Paragraph two (2): Write about you’re the history of the festival.

Paragraph Three (3): Write about the order of events when celebrating the festival.

Paragraph Four (4): Write about the last celebration.

                COMPOSITION: A Festival I Know

       I know a festival, it is called the Eyo Festival. This festival is also known as Adamu  Orisha Play.it is a Yoruba Festival unique to Lagos, South – West Nigeria.it is celebrated by people of Lagos as  tourist event on Lagos Island.

       The word “Eyo” also refers to the costumed dancers, known as masquerades that come out during the festival. On Eyo Day, the main highway in the heart of the city (from the end of Carter Bridge to Tinubu Square) is closed to traffic for people to move from Idumota to the LGA Idungaran Palace. The white – clad Eyo masquerades represent the spirits of the dead, and are refered in Yoruba as “Agogoro Eyo” (Tall Eyo).  The first celebration in Lagos was on the 20th of Febraury, 1854, to commemorate the life of Oba Akintoye.

       A full week before the festival (Always on sunday), the senior Eyo group, called Adimu, goes public with a staff. When this happens, it means the event will take place on the following Saturday. Other important groups like Laba (Red), Oniko(Yellow), Ologde (Green) and Agere (Purple) take their turn in that order  from Monday to Thursday.

    The last celebration was 26th November 2018.  It was held in honour of Principle Yesufu Abiodun Oniru, a Lagos nobleman. The celebration was interesting.

Pupil’s Activity one (1): Read the example and pay attention.

Pupil’s Activity two (2): Write with care and in details a composition a Festivals you know.

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