The Ofala festival is celebrated across many towns in Igboland and often marks the end of the planting season as well as the beginning of the period of harvest. The Ofala is also known as the New Yam Festival and is celebrated yearly by the people of Onitsha to commemorate their triumph over the Yam crop.
One of the spectacular things seen at the Ofala Festival is the unique attire that adds colour to the event as both men and women are adorned from head to toe with very fascinating clothing and jewelry.
The Ndi Ichies, often look radiant in their traditional regalia and plumed caps. They would dance round the Iru Obi, to the cheers and praises of the enthusiastic crowd as the royal drums announce their traditional titles.