The Osun State Government has declared Monday, August 21, work free day to commemorate ‘Isese Day’ the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion in the state.
A statement issued on Friday by Adelani Baderinwa, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival.
The commissioner said that Isese Day, also known as Traditional Worshippers 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 state government in 2014 declared ‘Isese Day’ work free day and it is always fixed on the Monday that precedes Friday of the grand finale of the annual UNESCO Osun-Osogbo Festival.