Osun Public Holiday in Nigeria in 2021

Osun Public Holiday in Nigeria in 2021

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  Dates of Osun Public Holiday in Nigeria
2019 Osun Tue, Aug 20 Regional Holiday
2018 Osun Mon, Aug 20 Regional Holiday

A public holiday in Osun to mark the Traditional Worshippers' Day, also known as Isese Day.

Isese (the Yorùbá word for Tradition) Day celebrates the Yorùbá traditions and religion in a display of culture and spirituality with parties, festivals, parades, lectures and display of other traditional apparels to attract tourists from other parts of the world.

The Yorùbá make up 21% of Nigeria's population.

As well as in Osun state, Isese day is celebrated by Yorùbá diaspora communities around the world 

Isese Day was first declared as a public holiday by the Osun State government in 2014. Banks, government offices and other establishments in Osun State will be closed on this day.

Although the actual day is a state holiday, week-long festivities leading up to August 20th are celebrated in Osogbo, the capital of Osun state.

The appropriate greeting for Isese Day  is "Isese l'agba" and the response is "Isese l'agba gbogbo wa".

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