Friday, June 10, 2011

Local Festivities: Odunde Festival in Philly

If there was ever a time black people needed to be blessed by the spirits for prosperity, good health and a great year it is now.

I love, love, love the Odunde festivals' morning ritual of offering sweet things to the Orisa or Goddess Osun for a prosperous year full of good loving, good fortune and a happy home.

Covering 12 city blocks, it is one of the largest African-American street festivals in the country. The food, vibe and entertainment is spectacular.

Odunde means "Happy New Year" in Yoruba. Activities begin on Friday, June 10 and goes until June 12. The offering is on Sunday morning at the Schuylkill River.

And by far, the vending varieties of various African and African-American artifacts, food, and clothes/jewelry teem in diversity.

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Reggie said...

Sounds like fun.