But then, have you come to understand that one of the tribe that travels more than others in Nigeria is the Igbo people of South eastern part of the country.
Amazingly, Igbos will not travel much in the course of the year but will accumulate resources for the Christmas to meet with their people and enjoy the bliss of the season.
Igbos travel during Christmas for all manner of reasons. Below are 5 of those reasons they travel.
1. For bragging sake
If there is a basket full of reasons some igbo people travel, one of it could be to go flaunt their success at their kinsmen in the village. Some will even go with their latest car, lots of money and hefty body guards just to tell villagers that they are not the same person that left the village.
2. To Enjoy life and relax
Igbos love enjoying themselves too. Working from January to December can tell on the body if one fails to take some time out. Igbos chill out too by touching base with their kinsmen and killing time on a roasted meat and raw Palm wine.
3. To see papa and mama
No man in his right senses will easily forget the ones that birth him forth. This been said, an Igbo man will definitely give in to travel to know how papa and mama are doing. You know, Wishing mama and papa well on phone is not enough to check on them.
4. To do Business
There is a popular saying that where two or three ibos are gathered, business is involved. Yes, business is part of the make up of most igbo people. We therefore cannot rule out doing business as one of the reasons igbos travel
5. Social Functions
You can’t take away social functions from the igbo people during Christmas. They have laboured for over eleven month and the best time to unwind with kinsmen friends and folks is the Christmas. Social functions is therefore a perfect time to bond with people and one of the reason Igbo people travel.
As a matter of fact, It will amaze you to know that many shops and stores owned by Igbo people are closed up now in celebration of Christmas. But the most important thing is celebrating the season with an understanding of love and expression of it in the best way you can