World Sango Festival 2018 rounds off today.
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Today is the grand finale of the World Sango Festival 2018, which started 10 days ago. The world sango festival, since 2013 which has been renamed, usually last for 10 days of ritual and other traditional rites and performances at the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oyo. The festival which is celebrated annually attracts Yoruba people and culture lovers from home and in diaspora. This year’s edition began on August 17 and rounds off today 25th August, 2018. According to the Coordinator of the festival, Dr Paula Gomes, the Grand finale will be attended by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed to be hosted by Oyo State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Mr Toye Arulogun.
Sango Festival is an annual festival held among the Yoruba people (of Southwestern Nigeria) in honour of Sango (a diety), the god of thunder and fire who was a warrior and the third king of the Oyo Empire after succeeding Dada Ajaka, his elder brother. Although it started long ago about 1,000 years ago, it was renamed in 2013 to “World Sango Festival” by the Oyo state government. The festival is usually held in August at the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo (being the original home of sango where he lived and ruled) and also observed in over forty countries around the world. Aseyi Samodun o