Osun Festival Holds in Ife Amid Pandemic
The annual Osun Festival took place yesterday at Ile-Ife, Osun State despite the rising cases of Coronavirus in the country. According to the Ooni of Ife, this year’s festival was restricted and was not given a glamorous celebration due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He said, “Unlike the way we used to have it in Ife, we were forced to restrict this celebration which is a major festival in Ife. Our restriction made us to ensure that we don’t create more problems while trying to solve the one at hand.
“Osun festival as the world knows is the celebration of water and we all know that water is life. We’re using this instance to reconnect with our Creator through nature to cleanse the world, and especially to end the pandemic.”
The occasion, which was held in accordance with the safety measures prescribed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was graced by a lot of dignitaries, including the Director of Field Research, Festival and Documentation, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mrs. Sola Duro-Ladipo who represented the Osun State Government.