Today begins the Owonrin Meji Festival (Imole odunfa Òwónrín Méjì), one of the main cultural and religious celebrations that take place in the city of Òyó, traditionally attended by hundreds of people from all over Nigeria and around the world. Although, like last year, this time the festival will not have a massive character due to the pandemic.
The Owonrin Meji Festival began with the offerings with drums to Esu and Ogun and will continue for the next three days with more offerings to the Orisha, after which all the Oluwo will proceed to the palace of the Alaafin of Òyo to pay their respects, in one the most important moments of the festival.
Then, all the inhabitants of Òyó will go to the Oke Agidan mountain to continue with the collective ceremonies in which they expressed their wishes for luck and life to Ifá.
The Òwórín Méjì festival is carried out, in part, thanks to the collaboration of hundreds of people from all over the world who are taken into account during the celebrations and ceremonies. At Ilé Awo we have been collaborating for years with the celebration of this festival since it is the most important that takes place in our Ifá lineage and also coincides with the Ifá anniversary of our Awo Ifábíyìí Akoda.