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Friday, August 18, 2017

Isese Day: Osun declares Monday work-free day

The Government of Osun has declared Monday , Aug . 21 work - free day to commemorate ‘Isese Day ’ the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion in the state.

A statement issued by Mr . Adelani Baderinwa , the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion to celebrate their festival .

The statement was made available to newsmen on Friday in Osogbo .

It quoted the commissioner as saying that Isese Day , also known as Traditional Worshipers Day , is the climax of festivities among adherents of traditional religion .

He urged adherents of traditional religion to celebrate the day in peace and avoid acts capable of breaching the peace.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government declared ‘ Isese Day ’ work -free day in 2014 .

The day is always fixed on Monday that precedes Friday of the grand finale of the annual UNESCO Osun - Osogbo Festival .

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