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Virus curbs dampen
Benin's voodoo festival

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/10/2021 4:55:40 PM

Benin held its annual voodoo festival Sunday without the usual grand processions after authorities of the West African country banned large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Voodoo, more often called "vodun" in the region, originated in the Kingdom of Dahomey, now Benin and neighbouring Togo. With a hierarchy of deities and tribal spirits of nature, the ancestral religion uses fetishes, magical practices and healing remedies, believed to be divine, and revered ancestors are believed to live alongside the living. The traditional processions staged in villages and cities across the country normally attract large crowds of believers as well as

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A 3rd world problem.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano 1/10/2021 5:01:09 PM (No. 656013)
Now that is disconcerting.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/10/2021 5:11:43 PM (No. 656023)
It's a bit into 2021. I now officially refuse to wear a face diaper. If I'm scary, wear your face diaper and stay 6 feet away from me. The grocery store may gently remind me that I should have my face diaper on. Ooops seems to be excuse enough. When my food is paid for, I's MY food and I will walk out the door with it. Try to stop me. 2021 was the limit to my tolerance. NO MORE MASK BS.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Skinnydip 1/10/2021 5:44:25 PM (No. 656059)
Darn, I had planned on going this year. It's a real hoot!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: anniebc 1/10/2021 6:00:13 PM (No. 656072)
I don't know about Benin, but I visited Togo many times in the nineties, and masks and social distancing? I'm sure that most of their shopping is done in an open market even if they now have grocery stores. We used to get our meats from Germans in Togo. The cities are dirty, the article says corona virus numbers are low, and the voodoo religion is only 11 percent of the population. This social distancing has something to do with keeping people from congregating and control, but what's new?
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