The New Oba of Benin’s Coronation…

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(October 8th through October 23)

Saturday October 8th: (afternoon)
•The Edaiken escorted by Uselu people, leaves Eguae Edaiken(Uselu)for Oredo
•The Edaiken stop at sacred palm trees (udin) called amamienson aimiuwa; journey continues after a brief ceromony at the tree.
•Edaiken arrives Iya-akpan where Uselu chiefs take leave of him and Oredo chiefs take over.
•Edaiken arrives at Eko-Ohae (he stays for three) days private ceromonies.

Monday, October 10th: (Morning)
•Edaiken leaves Eko-Ohae for Usama Palace.
•Coronation rituals continue.

Tuesday, October 18th: (Morning)
The Edaiken goes to Use village for the ceremony of choosing a name.
•Edaiken returns to Usama.

Wednesday, October 19th: vacant
Thursday, October 20th
•Edaike leaves Usama for Benin
•Goes through Isekherhe to Urho-Okpota
•Coronation ceremony at Urho-Okpota

Sunday, October 23rd
•Omo N’Oba’s Thanksgiving Worship at Holy Aruosa

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