READING OF THE YEAR
Priests of Oyotunji
consult the Ifa oracle
to reveal the future of the U.S.
and the world.
IFA FESTIVAL AND YORUBA NATIONAL CONVENTION
JULY 7th - 8th
Mythical festival of dances and recitations to the God
of Destiny; mass gathering of Yoruba's.
FEBRUARY 24th - 25th
of the mysterious
God of the Deep Sea
and protector of the African soul.
JULY 28th - 29th
Veneration of the brilliant 8th century Alaafin of
ancient Oyo who became God of Thunder and Lightning.
YORUBA NEW YEAR
Toast to the 10,042nd year of birth of Yoruba culture.
AUGUST 25th - 26th
Stately dances and plays in celebration of the patron God of the Yoruba Village.
MENS AKINKONJU FESTIVAL
MARCH 24th -25th
Celebration of the Trickster, War and Hunter. Gods including annual Akinkonju
Men's rites of passage
OCTOBER 5th - 7th
Grand series of elaborate processions, banquets in honor of the birthday of the King.
APRIL 27th - 30th
Brilliant pageants and parties for the Goddess of Love
OCTOBER 27th - 28th
Autumnal celebration venerating the fierce Royal Goddess of Death,
Storms and the River Niger.
MAY 25th - JUNE 2nd
Celebration of the great ancestors; pageants featuring
annual Royal Customs and the Oba's sacrifice to the ancestors.
Parade of ghost and solemn candlelight ceremony for the unknown dead of the African
JUNE 23rd - 24th
Pageants and fertility dances for the great Mother Goddess of the
Yoruba; celebration of Rites of Passage for women.
DECEMBER 22nd - 31st
Masquerades, archers mischief and dances for Winter Solstice and rule of the
Admission: $5.00 Adults - $4.50 Children
*In the event of inclimate weather festival dates will be
postponed to the following weekend.*
FOR TOURS AND
INFORMATION, WRITE OR CALL:
OYOTUNJI AFRICAN VILLAGE
P.O. Box 51
SHELDON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29941
(843) 846-8900 (main)
(843) 846-6859 (tourism)
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of the Orishas
from Oserjiman Adefumi, Oba of Oyotunji, formerly of the Yoruba Temple of New York
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