Once again the principal Festival of EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE is about to be celebrated.
Annually ,guided by lunar,seasonal and sideral events and occurences the priests at EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE ,consult with the Oracles to establish and confirm the dates for it’s Annual NEW YAM FESTIVAL.
EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE celebrates ODUN IJESU each year with the intent of paying respect to the role of AGRICULTURE and the development and growth of Agricultural scientists and practioners as an important sector for development of a society and Nation.
Oloye Orawale Oranfe/ Jakuta/ Sango of Ife was one of the early introducers and promoters of KWAANZA Celebrations in the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago through his involvement with African Advancement Association.
Since then Oloye Orawale has evolved the basic concepts propounded by Agba Maulana Karenga and fused this with Yoruba traditional concepts of Nationhood and New Yam observances and rituals.
Every year at the commencement of the Festival the collective and individual Ancestors of the organization are invited to feast with the community and covenants of renewal of allegiance to the constituted,and legitimate leadership of the organization by all is engaged in.
The celebration pays tribute and recognises OFIN MEJE ALAWO DUDU, and each night of the celebration sees presentations on the seven principles of Nationhood.
All food and Agricultural products and items are offered during the process of the Festival. Yam,obi.animal farm products,honey,sugar cane,all farm produce are offered at the altar.
Song,dance,poetry,drama, all constitte activities at this major event.
We trust that this year all persons who were initiated at EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE will come with their various houses,Ile, Egbe to join in this celebration.
Our failure to move beyond rhetoric, has thus far resulted in the African community,not having even one program on the media for AFRICAN HISTORY MONTH.
We once again appeal to all to set aside their differences,organise and let us gain respect in our land.