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Nigeria taboo’s

It is widely known that the largest ethnic group in Nigeria belongs to the Yoruba people. Just like every other ethnic groups, the Yoruba culture is very rich in tradition. There are taboos put in place in order to protect individuals and the community from certain things.

These taboos differ from each other in different regions. Some say the taboos are meant to protect individuals, but there are many other reasons for the existence of taboos.

These taboos are taught by the elderly to the young ones to protect them as a result of their past experiences, or to beseech them to stay away from things that can cause harm to the society. Many of these taboos were put in place t protect the long tradition of the people.

Here are some of the taboos below:

1. Collecting rain drops with hand:

This applies mostly to children. The children just take it as a way to have fun, but they are mostly warned by the elders to to stop spreading their hands in the rain. It is said that thunder can strike down any one who does that. But its actually a way to maintain personal hygiene.

2. Beating a male child with a broom:

This is a common one, you must have heard of it. They say if a male child is beaten with a broom, his s*xual organ will disappear. Its just a way of preventing the child from being abused. But the question here is that why does it apply only to the boys?

3. Talking while removing chicken feathers:

It is a taboo to talk while removing the feathers of a already killed chicken, it is said to increase the feathers on the chicken. While doing that, the elders prevent their little ones from talking. This is just to improve the speed while removing the feathers.

4. When you see a grass cutter in the day:

It is said to be a bar omen to see a grass cutter (bush meat) during the day. It is believed that evil is building up against a relative of the one who saw the grass cutter during the day.

5. When a king looks into his crown:

It is a taboo for a king to look inside his own crown. This is seen as a direct letter to death as the people believe.

Do you have any of these taboos in your culture? Do you think they should stay or be extinct. Drop your opinion below

It is widely known that the largest ethnic group in Nigeria belongs to the Yoruba people. Just like every other ethnic groups, the Yoruba culture is very rich in tradition. There are taboos put in place in order to protect individuals and the community from certain things.

These taboos differ from each other in different regions. Some say the taboos are meant to protect individuals, but there are many other reasons for the existence of taboos.

These taboos are taught by the elderly to the young ones to protect them as a result of their past experiences, or to beseech them to stay away from things that can cause harm to the society. Many of these taboos were put in place t protect the long tradition of the people.

Here are some of the taboos below:

1. Collecting rain drops with hand:

This applies mostly to children. The children just take it as a way to have fun, but they are mostly warned by the elders to to stop spreading their hands in the rain. It is said that thunder can strike down any one who does that. But its actually a way to maintain personal hygiene.

2. Beating a male child with a broom:

This is a common one, you must have heard of it. They say if a male child is beaten with a broom, his s*xual organ will disappear. Its just a way of preventing the child from being abused. But the question here is that why does it apply only to the boys?

3. Talking while removing chicken feathers:

It is a taboo to talk while removing the feathers of a already killed chicken, it is said to increase the feathers on the chicken. While doing that, the elders prevent their little ones from talking. This is just to improve the speed while removing the feathers.

4. When you see a grass cutter in the day:

It is said to be a bar omen to see a grass cutter (bush meat) during the day. It is believed that evil is building up against a relative of the one who saw the grass cutter during the day.

5. When a king looks into his crown:

It is a taboo for a king to look inside his own crown. This is seen as a direct letter to death as the people believe.

Do you have any of these taboos in your culture? Do you think they should stay or be extinct. Drop your opinion below

It is widely known that the largest ethnic group in Nigeria belongs to the Yoruba people. Just like every other ethnic groups, the Yoruba culture is very rich in tradition. There are taboos put in place in order to protect individuals and the community from certain things.

These taboos differ from each other in different regions. Some say the taboos are meant to protect individuals, but there are many other reasons for the existence of taboos.

These taboos are taught by the elderly to the young ones to protect them as a result of their past experiences, or to beseech them to stay away from things that can cause harm to the society. Many of these taboos were put in place t protect the long tradition of the people.

Here are some of the taboos below:

1. Collecting rain drops with hand:

This applies mostly to children. The children just take it as a way to have fun, but they are mostly warned by the elders to to stop spreading their hands in the rain. It is said that thunder can strike down any one who does that. But its actually a way to maintain personal hygiene.

2. Beating a male child with a broom:

This is a common one, you must have heard of it. They say if a male child is beaten with a broom, his s*xual organ will disappear. Its just a way of preventing the child from being abused. But the question here is that why does it apply only to the boys?

3. Talking while removing chicken feathers:

It is a taboo to talk while removing the feathers of a already killed chicken, it is said to increase the feathers on the chicken. While doing that, the elders prevent their little ones from talking. This is just to improve the speed while removing the feathers.

4. When you see a grass cutter in the day:

It is said to be a bar omen to see a grass cutter (bush meat) during the day. It is believed that evil is building up against a relative of the one who saw the grass cutter during the day.

5. When a king looks into his crown:

It is a taboo for a king to look inside his own crown. This is seen as a direct letter to death as the people believe.

Do you have any of these taboos in your culture? Do you think they should stay or be extinct. Drop your opinion below

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    True

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    Interesting

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    good

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