Vodun Calendar

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Yoruba New Year
Yoruba New Year
Jun 3 all-day
This is the beginning of the Yoruba year on the solar counter.Print This Post
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Yoruba Rites of Passage for Women
Yoruba Rites of Passage for Women
Jun 10 – Jun 23 all-day
This is the time of year that the rites of passage for Yoruba women are performed.Print This Post
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Oduduwa and Iyaagbe Holiday 11:39 am
Oduduwa and Iyaagbe Holiday
Jun 12 @ 11:39 am – 12:39 pm
Celebration of the father and mother of the Yoruba people, Oduduwa and Iyaagbe.Print This Post
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Yemaya Festival
Yemaya Festival
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day
This is the time the Yoruba people give honor to Yemaya.  In the diaspora, she is the Goddess of the sea, but in Africa, she is a river or general water deity, depending on the[...]
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Akhet (Innundation)
Akhet (Innundation)
Jun 21 all-day
The beginning of the Kemetic season, Akhet, when the Nile begins to rise and ultimately flood the land.  It will last until October 21. Click here for more information on the Kemetic seasons.Print This Post
Shopona and Osanyin Reverence
Shopona and Osanyin Reverence
Jun 21 all-day
Day of reverence for Shopona (also known as Sakpata or Babalu Aye), the Orisha of contagious disease, and Osaniyin, the Orisha of medicine.Print This Post
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Feast of Eshu
Feast of Eshu
Jun 28 – Jun 29 all-day
Feast of Eshu
This is one of the days of the year we give special honor to Eshu, also known as Elegua, the Gatekeeper and Intermediary between the spiritual and physical realms.  It is one of the best[...]
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