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.