Things Fall Apart and Nigerian Flag Essay

Submitted By mbenjamin1
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The Nigerian Flag The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the center and one white vertical with a green vertical on each side. The national flag was chosen from a competition held in 1959. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained untouched. Some of Nigeria's states also have flags. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a twenty three year­old student saw an advertisement in a newspaper that ideas and designs for a national flag was being accepted. In 1959 his design was chosen as the winner out of 3,000 entry's. It officially used on October 1, 1960, Nigeria's Independence Day. The green verticals stripes on the right and left of the flag represent the agriculture and rich vegetation. The white stripes represents peace and unity within the country.
Nigeria's national motto: Peace and Unity, Strength and Progress

Nigerian Flag Facts: ● •When the Nigerian flag is flying, no other flag can placed above the flag. Old flags should never be displayed. •When a Nigerian flag becomes old, it should be destroyed by burning it.
● •"Any person who flies or exhibits the National Flag in a defaced or bad condition shall be guilty of an offence against this Ordinance."

Festivals are celebrated in Nigeria as a tradition year round. Since most of the population has a religious background, holidays are celebrated as well. ● Eid ul­Fitrti:
The first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal ( Tenth month in the Islamic calendar) this marks the end of Ramadan, month of fasting and prayers.
● Eid al Kabir:
Day of sacrifice.
● Festivals in Nigeria also include the...
○ Argungu Fishing Festival:
4 day festival that started in 1934, usually around February and march. Fishing dancing and music is performed.
○ Eyo Festival:
Held in Lagos island, Eyo also refers to the masquerades that come out during the festival. No one can wear hats
○ Yam festival:
Held in August at the end of the rainy season. Dancers wear masks that reflect the seasons or other aspects of nature. People offer yams to gods and