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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.
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 this locality, the yam species (more…)
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. (more…)
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 (more…)
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. (more…)
A ceremony to discover the mysteries of voodoo and especially the rites of bewitchment
Fête de la Gani is a 7 day annual event generally celebrated in December in Gani.
During the festivities, the Bariba Chief of Nikki (The historic capital of the Baatonu people) is presented gifts by his people and other Bariba (more…)
The Quintessence film festival generally takes place in the days immediately before and after the Voodoo Festival.
This international film festival has been celebrated annually since 2003 dedicated to movies and documentaries from the whole of Africa. (more…)
Festival Djiogbe, previously known as FIAS, was founded in September 2008.
The festival later changed its name to Festival Djiogbe, and has continued to develop into a small, but popular annual event.
Festival Djiogbe aims to support artistic creativity at (more…)
Zangbetos are the traditional voodoo guardians of the night in the Yoruba religion of Benin and Togo which are known as the “Night watchmen”.
Similar to Egunguns, they are highly revered and act as an unofficial police force patrolling the (more…)