Monday, August 22, 2016, has been declared as public holiday by the Osun State government in commemoration of the annual Isese Day (Traditional Worshipers’ Day).
A statement issued on Friday by the Director, Bureau of Communication and Strategy, Governor’s Office, Osogbo, Mr Semiu Okanlawon, said the holiday is meant to celebrate the day in the state.
“The Osun Government wishes to announce that Monday, Aug. 22 is hereby declared a public holiday.
“The holiday is in recognition of the annual Isese Day, which allows the adherents of traditional religion to come together for the annual celebration,” the statement said.
The government enjoined all the traditional worshippers to celebrate the day in peace and avoid any act, capable of breaching the law and order in the state.
The Isese Day is the celebration of the peak of festivities among adherents of traditional religion, also known as “Odun Nla,” allows adherents of traditional religions to join their fellow worshipers in the annual celebration of the day.