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|5 Facts About Isese Day As Yorubas Worldwide Celebrate Today by Naijaphobia(m): 7:44pm On Aug 20, 2017|
As Muslims celebrate the birth of Mohammed all around the world yearly, and Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus 25th of every year, we highlight an ancient Yoruba festival celebrated in many countries around the world which has only recently received government approval in its homeland . Isese Day celebrates the Yoruba traditions and religion in a display of culture and spirituality.
Here are 5 facts about The Isese Traditional Festival:
Isese is the Yoruba word for Tradition.
The appropriate greeting for Isese Day is “Isese l’agba” and the response is “Isese l’agba gbogbo wa” .
Isese day is celebrated by Yoruba diaspora communities all around the world with parties, festivals, parades, lectures and display of other traditional apparels to attract tourists from other parts of the world. The date does differ depending on the country but the spirit of Isese tradition is the same.
Although the actual day is a state holiday, week long festivities leading up to August 20 are celebrated in Osogbo.
Isese Day was first declared as a public holiday by the Osun State government in Nigeria, in 2014 .
Adebayo Adegbembo of genii games who once attended the Festival in Osogbo, and wrote about his exhilarating experience here , said “For all said and expressed about the declining fate of our indigenous cultures, the Osun-Osogbo festival gives hope. Its continuous embrace by the people — old, young, far and wide, worshippers and spectators alike — centuries on is further testament to its significance.”
Isese Day was celebrated in Trinidad on September 24 last year.
|Re: 5 Facts About Isese Day As Yorubas Worldwide Celebrate Today by mikejj(m): 7:48pm On Aug 20, 2017|
do they eat black amala in Trinidad to
|Re: 5 Facts About Isese Day As Yorubas Worldwide Celebrate Today by Naijaphobia(m): 7:58pm On Aug 20, 2017|
Trinidad Orisha, also known as Shango, is a syncretic religion in Trinidad and Tobago and is of Caribbean origin, originally from West Africa (Yoruba religion) and influenced by Roman Catholicism. Trinidad Orisha incorporates elements of Spiritual Baptism, and the closeness between Orisha and Spiritual Baptism has led to use of the term "Shango Baptist" to refer to members of either or both religions. Anthropologist James Houk described Trinidad Orisha as an "Afro-American religious complex incorporating elements mainly of traditional African religion and Yoruba and incorporates some elements of Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), Hinduism, Islam (especially Sufism), Buddhism, Judaism, Bahá'í, and Trinidad Kabbalah.
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