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  Sacred Forest of Oiudah
by janiebaxter

Every year on January 10th a Voodoo Arts and Culture Festival is held in Benin to celebrate the traditional religion of the country. The main festival is in the sacred forest of Ouidah where thousands of people come from all over the world. The first festival was held here in 1992 when the forest was opened to the public for the very first time, and this is when all the statues were put here. At the same time smaller festivals are held in other towns throughout the country for people who cannot travel to the Ouidah festival.

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  • Written Apr 20, 2008
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