The Osun State government has declared Monday, August 20, 2018 as public holiday to commemorate the annual Isese festival by traditionalists in the state.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Adebisi Obawale.
He explained that Isese Day was a public holiday set aside for traditional believers in the state by Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
According to him, the holiday was in recognition of the annual Isese festival’s grand finale, which allows the adherents of traditional religion to come together for the annual celebration.
“Also known as Traditional Worshipers Day, Isese Day is the celebration of the peak of festivities among adherents of traditional religion.
“The government enjoined all the traditional believers to celebrate the Isese day in peace and avoid any act capable of breaching the peace of the state”, the statement read.