Osun Osogbo Festival Begins

Osun Osogbo Festival Begins

Osun Osogbo Festival Begins

Osun Osogbo Festival Begins

The renowned Osun Osogbo festival is scheduled to take place in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, from August 1 to 29, 2022.

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The annual festival honors Osun, the Yoruba fertility goddess, and is often held in August at a holy forest. The agreement between people and gods is thought to be renewed by the event.

The festival, which is a major tourist destination, is frequently attended by Osun devotees as well as tourists from all over the world.

Osun Osogbo Festival Begins

Events lined up for the festival include the traditional cleansing of Osogbo, which is known as ‘Iwopopo’, on August 1, followed by the lighting of the 500-year-old six-point lamp called ‘Atupa oloju merindinlogun’ which comes up three days after the cleansing of the land.

‘Bibo Ade Oba Osogbo’, which is meant to honor past kings of Osogbo is slated for August 8, 2022.

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On August 11 is the ‘Dida Ifa arugba’, where a young virgin woman (arugba) of a royal lineage, offers sacrifices to the deity.

This will be followed by the ‘Dida Ifa Arugba’, while the festival will end with the ‘Osun Ajigun’ on August 29, 2022.

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