This is a festival that usually takes place to display the joy of the people and gratitude to God Almighty (DaBweh) as distinct from idol gods (Nyorong) for great achievements such as when youths terminate the rites of passage by undergoing circumcision.
Nahwai is also celebrated to express joy after victory following wars by the Butura people and their Ron brothers together. It is equally celebrated when someone catches a big game during a hunting event. In times past, the major Nahwai cultural dance festival was celebrated after circumcision ceremonies of Tuuk Fyey a Raam as a septennial occasion i.e. after 7 years. Male children of 7 years used to go in a group for circumcision from all the ﬁve clans normally in the dry season from January to March. After the wounds have healed, a big ceremony called Nahwai would be organized during which parents, relations and friends would go to receive their children with joy. Dance groups from the ﬁve (5) clans would display cultural attires, dances and acrobatics with a lot of merriment with various traditional dishes served. In summary, it was a graduation ceremony. Nahwai celebration in contemporary times is celebrated annually in memory of what used to happen in the past for the purpose of preservation of the Butura culture and its transmission to the younger generations. It is also done to celebrate achievements by individuals who excel in their various vocations.
Gwii, the main drum of Nahwai dance typically, women wear a bunch of leaves tied behind the waist the men wear sheepskins on their backs and shake the shoulders for maximum effect