Home / Education / KUCHECHEB FESTIVAL CELEBRATED AMID CORONAVIRUS

KUCHECHEB FESTIVAL CELEBRATED AMID CORONAVIRUS

On March 25th 2020, the Kuteb people, a tribe in Taraba state of Nigeria celebrated the kuchecheb festival.

The festival was celebrated in low key as a result of fear of Contacting the pandemic coronavirus.

On March 25th 2020, the Kuteb people, a tribe in Taraba state of Nigeria celebrated the kuchecheb festival.

Read Also: Bobrisky-expresses-love-for-mopha-gushes-over-him

WHAT IS KUCHECHEB FESTIVAL

The Kuchicheb festival is a thanksgiving festival for good harvest done annually by the Kuteb people of Taraba state of Nigeria. It is celebrated yearly on the 25th day of March.

However, the festival begins by a pilgrimage to the Ussa Hill to receive fire from the gods. This is followed by a procession back to Takum with different traditional dances known as Sae.

Read Also: Top-footballers-girls-are-falling-for

These Sae include; Sae Iki, Sae Kwop, Sae Rika, sae Iwen, Sae Utarong/ Kutaron, Sae Kufa, Sae Ipwein, Sae Pippi, Sae Rifyain, Sae Kumburu etc.

the festival begins by a pilgrimage to the Ussa Hill to receive fire from the gods.

SIGNIFICANCE OF KUCHCHEB FESTIVAL

The Kuchecheb festival shows the Kutebs behavior and culture before the colonial era.

It includes their mode of dressing, respect for law and order as commanded by the ancestors and passed on by elders (Kukwen and the Ukwe).

The Kuchecheb festival shows the Kutebs behavior and culture before the colonial era.

It is a show of farming and hunting tools which is a mark of Kuteb industry. There is a show of hospitality through availability of food and drinks to Kutebs and guests.

Read Also : I wake-my-wife-with-erectio-naira-marley

Also it includes the love for education through the strong participation of the younger ones in the festival to receive words of wisdom from the Ukwe, etc.

it includes the love for education through the strong participation of the younger ones in the festival to receive words of wisdom from the Ukwe,

However, this festival attracts participants and spectators from near and far.

THE PROCESS OF THE FESTIVAL

Very early in the morning, the sound of kutubum, a local musical instrument wake up the people especially those living around Takum metropolist.

The kutubum signifies the beginning of the festival.

2020 KUCHECHEB FESTIVAL AND CORONAVIRUS

With the advent of civilization, the kuchecheb festival is being gradually modified.

Moreover, the 2020 kuchecheb festival is the worst affected since the history of the festival.

the 2020 kuchecheb festival is the worst affected since the history of the festival.

The celebration was mild in Takum as residents were seen moving in groups of four to five persons.

But the Kuteb people living around Ada Army Barracks Takum, celebrated the festival in a higher spirit. Here, children, men and woman dance around in their cultural attire.

Furthermore, at Ussa Local government area, the event was in another level as the people were filled with joy. Residents were seen on the roads moving to and fro in high celebration of the festival.

Both youths and adults were seen in groups singing and proceeding from Kostine to Kaduna Lissam and up to Kwesati area.

The 2020 festival was not fully celebrated as a result of coronavirus.

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has directed civil servants from level 1-12 in the state to remain at home for two weeks. This is as a result of the recent pandemic of coronavirus.

The total lockdown is to enable the control and check the spread of the Covid 19 virus.

The governor in a letter through his Chief Press Secretary directed that, those on essential service are exempted from the directive.

Furthermore, the safety measure handed to Nigerians to maintain social distance and observe good hygiene is another slight on the festival.

Read Also : Taraba-boils-again-another-deadly-war-between-tiv-and-wukari

About admin

Check Also

FANI KAYODE CLARIFIES HIS POSITION ON BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT

"I warned Nigerians what would happen if he came to power in 2015 and I was proved right. I warned them again in 2019 and again I was proved right".

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *