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June Festivals

Posted by on 3/20/2003 9:09:39 AM |

June Festivals

OJUDE OBA
Celebrated on the first Monday after the muslim festival of Id-El Kabir, the festival is similar to the Northern grand Durbar. Eyo MasqueradeProminent muslims and other non-muslims pay homage to the Awujale (king) of Jjebu Ode. The festival which is celebrated by the ljebu Ode people of Ogun State involves a lot of merriment and horse play.

URUAH

This festival is celebrated by the Etsako people of Auchi in Edo State during the muslim festival of Id-El Kabir. It is an initiation into manhood and entails vigorous initiation rites and 10 kilometre marathon trek.

SANGO

Sango festival is celebrated in Oyo town in Oyo State. Sango is the Yoruba god of thunder and lightning. Major features of the festival are sacrifices to Sango and acrobatic dances and drummings.




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