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SEE THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE GRAND FINALE OF EGUNGUN FESTIVAL 2016

A COLLECTION OF THE BEST EGUNGUN FESTIVAL 2016 PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

The grand finale of the Egungun Festival took place yesterday on Saturday the 30th of July, 2016. The 17 day  event  is a yearly Yoruba Celebration.

At this festival Egungun from different quarters and court lineages come out to display elaborate outfits made of different fabric and designs.

Egungun after Egungun delights the teeming spectators from far and wide who storm the palace of Iku Baba Yeye, Alaafin of Oyo.

The outfits, dance steps, drumming and acrobatic displays  showcase an  important aspect of the Yoruba heritage. Yorubas believe that Egungun are the spirit of ancestors returned to Earth.

In all over 20 different Egungun from all four local government in Oyo Federal Constituency i.e Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West converge in the Palace as early as 9.00am as drumming vibrated  through the  Aganju Forecourt of the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo.

See photo and video highlights from the last day of the festival below:

Egungun Danafojura -The only Egungun to emerge from flames !  (photo credits to Oba Adeyemi III Facebook page )

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More Egungun displays: Photo Credits to Khalid Ayanshina, Curator at Beriola Ayanshina Cultural Entertainment 

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Young ancestors too!

 

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