Aguleri villagers in their hundreds gathered for spiritual cleansing and prayers at the Omambala River in Anambra state to celebrate the Eri Festival. The villagers underwent special prayers before being dipped into the river for the cleansing as depicted in the pictures.

The Eri festival / Olili-Obibia-Eri is an Ancient festival celebrated by Ezeora Kings. This remarkable festival has been observed from the ancient times on the 8th native/Igbo month of the year, onwa-isato, in memory of Eri’s journey and subsequent settlement.