Thursday, June 4, 2009


This is a popular annual event in Philly. June 14th - 23rd and South Street.

The festival, whose concept originates from the Yorba people of Nigeria, West Africa, celebrates the coming of another year for African Americans and Africanized people around the world. It is an occasion highlighted by a colorful procession from 23rd and South Streets to the Schuylkill River where an offering of fruit and flowers is made to Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of the river. ODUNDE is also known for its authentic African marketplace featuring vendors from around the world selling merchandise from many African nations, the Caribbean and Brazil.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Hey, Tia!. I never heard of this festival before, but it sounds great! Unfortunatley, already have a cook-out/pool party to go to on the 14th. MAybe next year.

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