Houston currently holds the largest population of Nigerians that live outside of Nigeria. The Nigerian Independence Day organization is a nonprofit organization with the goals of bringing Nigerian Pride and teaching Nigerian culture, history, and heritage during Nigeria’s Independence Day. Monday, October 1st, 2018 will be Nigeria’s 58th year of independence. We will be holding the annual Independence Day family picnic and festival on the Weekend prior on Sunday, September 30, 2018 called Nigerian Day at Royal Palace Event Center in Houston, Texas from 12pm to 7pm for all ages. This is the largest African cultural event in America. This is a free event for the community to celebrate our beautiful culture. Every culture and ethnicity are welcome to come and be entertained and learn about Nigeria. Participants will take part in various activities at the festival to include: an essay contest “Why I love Nigeria,” Educational cultural exhibitions and showcase, Free Nigerian Food tastings, Nigerian fashion show, a Nigerian Trivia Game Show, Nigerian Dance contest, Soccer tournament, a kid’s zone, face painting, caricatures, and prizes for all ages. Attendees will receive a complimentary Nigerian Day T-shirt to help commemorate the NINigerian Day celebration.
Nigerian Day. promotes education to diverse cultures to learn about the Nigerian Culture through the various arts, exhibits, and showcases that will be presented at the event. Nigerian Day will also provide the opportunity for several students to receive scholarships towards their education. This is an event that you do not want to miss. We expect over 4000 people at this Annual Nigerian Independence Day Festival Early arrival is advised! [Organizer's description]