Category Benin Festivals

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La Fête de l’Awilé

The festival of Awilé is an annual celebration . It is believed that the goddess of the lake brings together the inhabitants of nearby villages to chase away the evil spirits.

La Fête de l’Igname

This traditional celebration  was originally organized by the Salman tribe to give thanks for a good harvest. This Yam festival is celebrated annually on the 15th of August in the town of Savalou.  According to Tossoh GBAGUIDI XIII, King of…

Ouidah Annual Voodoo Festival

The Voodoo festival in Ouidah is celebrated annually on the 10th of January since 1992. This is an opportunity for followers of voodoo to express their faith in their gods.

Fête de Nonvitcha

The festival of Nonvitcha is celebrated in Sèdjè (Cococodji). For nearly a century, the sons and daughters Popo, Houeda and Xwla gather annually to celebrate Pentecost, at the beach of Grand-Popo. Every year, thousands gather to celebrate the union between

Fête de la Diffoni

This festival is celebrated in the Somba country. This is an initiation rite of boys which takes place in four different stages. During these steps, boys are initiated into the traditions of the tribe and includes sex education.