The Government of Osun state has declared Monday, August 21 work-free to commemorate ‘Isese Day’.

It is the annual festival of adherents of traditional religion in the state.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adelani Baderinwa said that government declared the holiday to enable adherents of traditional religion celebrate their festival.

On Friday, the commissioner described Isese Day, also known as Traditional Worshipers Day, as the climax of months-long festivities.

He urged adherents of traditional religion to celebrate the day in peace and avoid acts capable of breaching the peace.

This is not the first time the Osun government is declaring ‘Isese Day’ work free day. It did same in 2014.

The day is always fixed on the Monday that precede the grand finale of the annual UNESCO Osun-Osogbo Festival which usually holds on a chosen Friday.

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