The gathering of Voodoo Tribes
Voodoo is one of the official religions of Benin, practiced by around 40 percentage of population.
It’s a system of animistic beliefs, where the spirits of animals and natural elements play the crucial role acting as a link between the living and the dead. The spirits are considered to be the manifestations of god Mawu and his helpers Orishas.
Each year, in the beginning of January, different sects of voodoo are gathering at the coastal town of Ouidah in Benin to celebrate their practices.