FRIDAY • May 27
5.00p ~ 7.00p
Chat, nibble, sip and socialise
7.00p ~ 9.00p
Sit beneath the Colonnades and enjoy wisdom, storytelling, ritual and magic as we offer our energies in song, dance, and drumming to Lake Merritt, the Oshun of Oakland.
One of our most lively, fun, and sacred events of the Spring ! Each year in May, we offer a public devotional celebration in honour of Oshun, the Orisha of sweet waters, love, beauty, and wealth who offers us so many blessings : fresh water to drink, the beauty of the natural world, the blood in our veins. Worshipped around the world as “the sweetness that makes life worth living,” this annual event is a beautiful, elegant, and fun-filled celebration of Oshun with singing, dancing, drumming, storytelling, refreshments, fancy water, wine, champagne, and store specials on select items to help draw love, wealth, beauty and healing.
Bring an offering to Oshun if you’d like to ask Her to bless you with a favour in the coming year : honey, champagne, honey wine or ale, peacock feathers, fans, mirrors, costume jewellery, or sweets are good choices, 5 pennies, nickels, or any monetary amount in multiples of 5. Oshun is asked to bless Her adorants with love, prosperity, healing, joy, and greater beauty and grace in their lives. Your offerings will be gathered upon Her altar in the store.
Dress up for the party ! Wear white, yellow, gold, green, orange, or peacock print. Wear lots of jewellery if you like, or adorn yourself festively in some way. Celebrate the beauty of who you already are and the joys of life, ever-growing into more, more, more goodness !