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Isese Festival 2016: Osun Declares Monday August 22 Public Holiday For Traditional Worshippers

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August 20, 2016 – Isese Festival 2016: Osun State Declares Monday August 22 Public Holiday For Traditional Worshippers

Osun State government has declared Monday, August 22, a public holiday to mark the annual Isese Day (Traditional Worshippers’ Day).

This information is contained in a statement signed by Mr Semiu Okanlawon, the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Osogbo, on Friday.

The Isese Day is the celebration of the peak of festivities among adherents of traditional religion, also known as “Odun Nla,” allows adherents of traditional religions to join their fellow worshipers in the annual celebration of the day.

According to the statement read: “The Osun Government wishes to announce that Monday, Aug. 22 is hereby declared a public holiday.

“The holiday is in recognition of the annual Isese Day, which allows the adherents of traditional religion to come together for the annual celebration.”

The government enjoined all the traditional worshippers to celebrate thr day in peace and avoid any act, capable of breaching the law and order in the state.

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  1. mulikat

    August 20, 2016 at 5:53 AM

    Nice 1, everybody have public holiday,gud the Traditional belivers,have their own holiday too is gud,afterall they dont distop peace of the land,they dont blow theirself up and take innocent along with them.this kind of religion was in this world b4 Christianity and Islam came.

    • Tee

      August 20, 2016 at 8:51 AM

      @ mulikat well said! This is a commendable action from the state government, lets give our heritage the prominence it deserves in our will give our children the cultural awareness and strong appreciation of self. As you rightly pointed they do not disturb the peace of the community they are law abiding and generally patriotic. Every religion has its own peculiarities,the 2 main religions have caused so much misery to the nation and world at large;I am yet to see a traditional religion person charged by EFCC for looting and siphoning commonwealth of the nation to foreign country at the detriment of the nation.
      we now engage in acts that disparages and denigrate the culture by overtly subscribing to foreign sponsored ideas.Generations to come will amount to nothing if our heritage and culture is not cultivated.

      “He who honors his Ancestors walks on fertile grounds”.


  2. fifelomo

    August 20, 2016 at 7:28 AM

    Isese a gbe wa ooooo!

  3. Mary

    August 20, 2016 at 8:21 AM

    What is good about primitism and man made idols and demons worshipping? In this era of enlightenment, wise people are able to use logic and deductive reasoning to know that there is a Supreme Being that made heaven and earth and Him alone is worthy of our worship.The devil raised up his agents that we can only have access to God through smaller deities or so called gods and the gullible believed this. Worship the only true God, Jehovah and accept His son Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the only way to the Father. For this same Jesus is coming back to judge those who refused to accept the fact that he died to save their souls. Someday, we shall stand before God our maker; what will be our excuse for rejecting His son Jesus? John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.

    • Otunba adekunle

      August 21, 2016 at 11:21 PM


  4. Linda Evans

    August 20, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    This governor in Osun state is not religious at all, he’s just pretending. Why would honour idol worshipers, you can not serve God with idols

    • Otunba adekunle

      August 21, 2016 at 11:26 PM

      Yoruba adege said Enikeni ti o ba fi Owo osi
      Juwe ILE baba e ,Ómó ale ni meaning
      Whoever shown his fathers house with left hand is a basterd
      You must be one .its a pity that you don’t know different btw traditio and religious
      I pity you .

  5. sola olaniyi

    August 22, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    this osun state is something else sha

  6. Maryf

    August 31, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Nice one for them.

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