Sacred Yoruba land
Your Journey Includes but is not limited to the following:
(many other historical sites to choose from)
OSUN SACRED GROVE
The dense forest of the Osun Sacred Grove is some of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Through the forest meanders the river Osun, the spiritual abode of the river goddess Osun. Set within the forest sanctuary are forty shrines, sculptures and art works erected in honour of Osun and other Yoruba deities, two palaces, five sacred places and nine worship points strung along the river banks with designated priests and priestesses.
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove has become a sacred place for the whole of Yorubaland and a symbol of identity for the wider Yoruba Diaspora.
The Grove is an active religious site where daily, weekly and monthly worship takes place. In addition, an annual processional festival to re-establish the mystic bonds between the goddess and the people of the town occurs every year over twelve days in July and August and thus sustains the living cultural traditions of the Yoruba people.
The Grove is also a natural herbal pharmacy containing over 400 species of plants, some endemic, of which more than 200 species are known for their medicinal uses.
choose your Festivals
Yoruba land has a very rich and diverse cultural heritage. The richness of the Yoruba culture in Nigeria can be seen and experienced in their festivals.
These festivals feature lots of entertainment which include traditional musicians with heavy rhythm and their traditional instrument, drums, and advanced percussion, various traditional Yoruba cultural dance.
osun sacred grove festival
world sango festival
museums & sacred sites
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