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Kabba Abo Egungun Cultural Festival Day 2017 by olutobaje1: 1:41am On Dec 11, 2017
2017 ABO EGUNGUN FESTIVAL YOU ARE WELCOME

The Egungun (ancestors) are the guardians of family morality and they can come down to help, create adversity or grant happiness.

Egungun are the spirits of our ancestors who occupy space in Heaven. Hence, they are called Ara Orun (Dwellers of Heaven). These ancestral spirits are in constant watch of their survivors on Earth.

They bless, protect, & warn the community against evil spirits, epidemics, feminine, witch-craft, and evil doers.

It's a centuries old tradition, and one of the most colourful cultural celebrations in West and Central Africa.

The festival revolves around the Egungun – a hidden fellowship of people who adopt elaborate masquerades and are supposed to morph into ancestral spirits during the event.

Every year thousands of people pour into the city of kabba (owe land) to celebrate this centuries old Yoruba tradition.

Men, women and children dance in the streets, possessed by the spirits of their ancestors.

This event is believed to play a unifying role in the community, bringing Christians, Muslims and traditionalists together in a single burst of colour.

This year festival is going to be a spectacular one, we wish all the people that will be coming home during this holiday period a journey mercy.

Happy celebration to all owe sons and daughters.


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Re: Kabba Abo Egungun Cultural Festival Day 2017 by Nutase: 5:47am On Dec 11, 2017
okun o.

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Re: Kabba Abo Egungun Cultural Festival Day 2017 by olutobaje1: 12:09pm On Dec 11, 2017
Real culture

Re: Kabba Abo Egungun Cultural Festival Day 2017 by olutobaje1: 12:13pm On Dec 11, 2017
Olé gede gede ari 'modun

Re: Kabba Abo Egungun Cultural Festival Day 2017 by scholes0(m): 7:03pm On Dec 11, 2017
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