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The Coming of Okudu Keta

June 3rd will usher in ÒKÙDÚ Òṣù Kẹ́fà, the first day of the Yoruban New Year. "(Kójọdá" - Kójọdá, meaning "May The Day Be Clear or Forecast", was the name given to the Ancestral Oodua/Yoruba Calendar.



This is the 10,065 year of Yoruba history recorded since the establishment of the calendar according to the Scholars by Orunmila. The Yoruban lunar calendar is 4 days,with IFÁ cast to determine what will come within the following 4 days. (Note) later "reconciled" with the Western Gregorian calendar 7 days/week. The traditional calendar had a 4-day week, a 7-week month, and a 12-month year.


The Yoruba calendar (Kojoda) has a year starting on the last moon of May or first moon of June of the Gregorian calendar, and an era of 8042 BC. The new year coincides with the Ifá festival June 4th (Egungun Masquerade).



The four days dedicated to ÒRÌṢÀ are as follows:


Day 1 is dedicated to ỌBÀTÀLÀ (ỌBÀLÙAYÉ ÌYÁÀMÍ and the EGÚNGÚN)


Day 2 is dedicated to Ọ̀RÚNMÌLÀ (ÈṢÙ, IFÁ, ODÚ and Ọ̀ṢÚN).


Day 3 is dedicated to ÒGÚN (Ọ̀ṢỌ̀Ọ̀SÍ, ÌJÀ and ERINLẸ̀).


Day 4 is dedicated to ṢÀNGÓ (Ọ̀YÀ, ÀGÀNJÚ).


To reconcile with the Gregorian calendar, Yoruba people also measure time at seven days a week and four weeks a month. The four-day calendar is dedicated to the ÒRÌṢÀ'S and the seven-day calendar is for doing business.


The seven days are:


ỌJỌ́-ÀÌKÚ (Sunday) the day of AIKU | REST ( not to die )


ỌJỌ́-ÀJÈ (Monday) day of Prosperity


ỌJỌ́-IṢẸ́GUN (Tuesday) day of Victory


ỌJỌ́-RÍRÚ (Wednesday) day of Confusion


ỌJỌ́-BÌBỌ̀ (Thursday) day of Fullfillment & Completion


ỌJỌ́-ẸTÍ (Friday) day of Procrastination, Trouble


ỌJỌ́-ABÀMẸ̀TÀ (Saturday) day of Resolution, 3 wishes



Òṣù in the YorubaTrouble calendar:


ÒKÙDÚ June

AGẸ́MỌ́ July

ÒGÚN August

OWẸ́WẸ́ September

Ọ̀WÀRÀ October

BÈLÙ November

Ọ̀PẸ̀ December

ṢẸ̀RẸ̀ of January

ÈRÈLÈ February

ÈRÈNÀ March

ÌGBÈ April

ÉBÍBÍ May


Different between Yorùbá Kàlẹ́ndà and British and Arab Calendar


Yorùbá Kàlẹ́ndà is 10,064

Britain calendar is 2022

Arab Calendar is 1444


IFÁ Isese predates christianity by 6,000 years.



Ase! Ase! Asese O!



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