Schools in Ogun State Celebrate Culture Day

It was like a rainbow in the sky as school children in Abẹ́òkúta, decked in Bùbá and Ìró with their colourful school bags trooped out of their homes on the way to school. The day was tagged Culture Day perhaps observed once a year. It was not limited to appearance, as I understand that there was a change in their lunch boxes which for a change was not the usual indomie noodles but Yorùbá culinary delicious substitutes like traditional àmàlà (Láfún and Iṣu). Traditional snacks like kókóró also had a space.
But why should we have a Culture Day when our dresses are treated as mere costume for a drama play? Everyday should reflect our culture, giving our children a unique sense of identity rather than growing up to become a parody or a poor copy of an alien culture with a warped education to end up in nothing?

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