Nigeria: the Egungun festival 2007

Naijablog on the Egungun festival in Nigeria: The Egungun masquerade takes place at Iragbiji (Osun State) at the end of this month. Wikipedia tells me the town was founded by a hunter chasing a wild animal. When he finally caught and killed the animal, he sat down under a shady tree, and others joined him. Iragbiji means ‘the town under a shady tree.’

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