Video: Vodoun Festival, Benin


Are you wiling to go to Benin for a cultural adventure in Benin ?  This country has a great cultural reputation: it's the birthplace of the West African religion of Vodoun. Traditional Day or Vodoun Festival is a public holiday in Benin that celebrates the nation's history surrounding this religion. The celebration is held annually on January 10 throughout the country but most notably in the city of Ouidah. Beginning with the slaughter of a goat in honor of the spirits, the festival is filled with singing, dancing and the imbibing of liquor, especially gin. Vodoun was officially declared a religion in Benin in 1996 and the festival has attracted thousands of devotees and adventure tourists, traveling for culture, to Ouidah to participate in the festivities ever since.

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