Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove Festival

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Country and Region NigeriaOsun
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria
Festival Contact Information

Osun Festival
Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation
Phone: (234) 9-2347725
Email: info@nigeriatourism.net

Festival Description

Every August, a grand and colourful cultural festival is organised at the "Osun" sacred groves in Osogbo, south west of Nigeria. The annual festival draws tens of thousands of believers and tourists from both inside and outside the country. The custodian and priestess of the groves is an Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger, 83, popularly called "Adunni Olorisa". The festival marks the renewal of mystic bonds between the river goddess and the people of Osogbo, who represent all of humanity. Osun devotees dress traditionally in white clothes and believe that the river goddess brings divine favour and has healing and fertility powers.

Festival Dates August 2010

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