The Olojo Festival is one of the most important and revered festivals in the Yoruba culture. It is celebrated annually in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, and marks the beginning of the new year in the Yoruba calendar. The festival is also a celebration of the Ooni of Ife, the traditional ruler of the Yoruba people.
The Olojo Festival will take place this year from September 29 to October 2, 2023. The festival is a four-day event that features a variety of cultural activities, including traditional dances, music, and performances. The highlight of the festival is the grand appearance of the Aare crown, the sacred crown of the Ooni of Ife.
The Aare crown is a symbol of the Ooni’s divine authority and connection to the Yoruba gods. The crown is only worn by the Ooni once a year, during the Olojo Festival. The grand appearance of the Aare crown is a breathtaking sight and a must-see for anyone visiting the Olojo Festival.