Sacred Journeys: Oshun-Oshogbo
The Oshun festival takes place every year in Oshogbo, Nigeria during mid-August. Millions of people travel from around the world to participate in the festival, to bathe in the sacred Oshun river, to make offerings and ask for blessings. In Candomblé, Oxum (and the other female Orixas) are celebrated in December. It’s a nice coincidence that PBS is airing its coverage of the Oshun festival on December 30th. Check your local listings and tune in!