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Origin of the four market days in Igboland

Unread postPosted:Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 pm
by Nwachineke
There are four market days in the Igbo land. These market days are Eke, Orie, Afor and Nkwo.

Market days in Igbo land are very significant so much so that the four market days I mentioned above are uniformly observed within every community in Igbo land. It was during the reign of Eze Nrijiofor I (1300-1390AD), the fifth Eze Nri in the line of succession that the Igbo tradition of four market days was instituted.

According to Igbo historical records, one day during the reign of Eze Nrijiofor I,