NATIONAL YAM HOUSE
The town, Igbo-Ukwu is of great historical and cultural significance in Igbo land as it is notable for bronze artifacts from a very sophisticated bronze metal working culture centuries before other known bronzes of the region. It is in recognition of this that the Federal Government in Nigeria granted approval for the hosting of an annual National New Yam Festival in Igbo- Ukwu to promote the culture and tradition of Ndigbo and the new yam festival. The festival takes place at National Yam House built by the Federal Government in Igbo- Ukwu in 2005. The National Yam House is located at the Etiti Village square, Ihite, Igbo-Ukwu.