Osogbo town and the Palace of Ataoja of Osogbo had been bustling with activities in preparation for the grand finale of the Osun-Osogbo festivity with the state government had declared Aug. 20 as public holidays for the traditional festivity of the Isese celebration.
According to a NAN report, a Japanese, Mrs Aleleo Yoshine, said that Osun-Osogbo festival was traditional in nature and also educate people on the rich culture and tradition of the state.
Yoshine said that most of the festival she had been attending all over the world look artificial but Osun-Osogbo festival looked real and natural.
Another tourist, Mrs Iris Hernandez,an American, lauded the festival, saying that it was different from the festival she had been attending in United State.
According to her, the festival is colorful, full of antiquities and it is so traditional compared to other countries of the world that are artificial.
“I enjoyed my coming to Nigeria; I will like to come again because of the cultural knowledge gained. The festival brings about cultural integration between one country and the others. I met people from different part of the world here at the festival that interests me,’’ Hernandez said.