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Osun is one of the 36 States in Nigeria. Formerly nicknamed “The Living Spring“ but now known as “The Land of virtue” it was carved out of the old Oyo state in August, 1991. Osun State was named after the goddess of River Osun which flows through the city into the Lagos Lagoon. Osun was said to have been one of the wives of Sango (the god of thunder) before turning into a river after being angered by a particular scenario. Till date the Osun Oshogbo festival takes places annually and different people from all over the world come together for this event which takes place every August. Osun is home to the Osun State University which was commissioned in the month of December 2006.
The state is blessed with an astonishing cultural tradition, excellent music and art works, mesmerizing cultural dance steps and nicely made traditional attires, the people are skilled with the ability to make lots of locally hand made products like tie and dye cloths called Adire, leather works, calabash and mat weaving.
Major landmarks and points of interest around Osun
There are a lot of historic towns located in the state like Ile-Ife; which is historically known as a place where Olodumare started the creation of human, Esa-Oke, Ilesa, Ifetedo, Iwo, Ijebu-Jesa, ILA Orangun and many others. There are many tourist attractions in Osun State which attracts lots of tourist to the state. Places like the very popular Ife Bronze, staff of the great Oranmiyan, the famous Osun Oshogbo festival, Ife Museum, Yeyemolu Shrines and Oduduwa Groove, Adunni Susan Wengers Centre, Genesis Art Gallery, Nike Arts Gallery, Jalumi War Site and the amazing water falls attracts a number of people yearly. Other attractions include: historic cultural events like the Osun Oshogbo festival, the Egungun Festival and Olojo Festival which holds annually.
Hotels in Osun
The people are very open to tourists or visitors who travel to Osun. The Osun Oshogbo Festival contributes an incredible number of guests for hotels in Osun aside the normal day to day clients. Some of the Top Osun Hotels are MicCom Golf Hotel in Ada and Resorts and Atlantis Grand Suites in Oshogbo. Check Jovago for the Best Hotel in Osun, you can also find Cheap Hotels in Osun at amazing prices.
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