Sacred Traditions: La Letra del Año (Odu of the Year) Panel Discussion
Annually, CCCADI hosts a panel of Lucumi priests (oluwos, oba oriates, and oloshas) for an evening of multi-generational dialogue on the cultural, social, and philosophical implications of the long-standing tradition La Letra del Año or Odu of the Year. All are welcome to participate in this virtual discussion, the first installment of our Sacred Traditions series in 2024!
La Letra del Año or Odu of the Year is a forecast offered to the community as a result of the Lucumi divination ceremony held by a council of babalawos in Cuba. Announced on January 1st, this forecast provides a sacred blueprint and predictions for the year ahead.
In Yorubaland, the ceremony is usually conducted during the Odun Ifa Festival later in the Gregorian Calendar.
CCCADI’s Sacred Traditions: Letra del Año panel discussion centers the collective wisdom of the Lucumi community in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, in response to this annual tradition. This program is not a divination ceremony nor meant to replace the wisdom and guidance of Lucumí elders and practitioners across the globe who also divine on behalf of their countries, regions, and iles (religious houses and temples) and country-specific associations.
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue throughout the program. To receive the link to the virtual program, you must register in advance.
Este programa contará con un intérprete de español.