World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Letra del año

Article Id: WHEBN0025813604
Reproduction Date:

Title: Letra del año  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Santería, Yoruba religion, Sopona, Oba (Orisha), Divination
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Letra del año

The Letra del año (English: literally Letter of the year) is an annual proclamation of predictions and advice by Santería babalawo for the coming year, usually issued every December 31 (New Year's Eve on the Gregorian calendar). It originated from the annual predictions made by a council of babalawo during the Odun Ifa (New Year) festival in Yorùbáland during June.

Latin America

In various Latin American countries which practice Afro-American religions derived from Yoruba religion, a national council of babalawo is usually responsible for the announcements of predictions. In Cuba, however, at least two national councils (one of which is state-sponsored) offer letras del año.

A particular controversy arose in 2009-2010, when one of the Cuban national councils of babalawo issued a letra which predicted fights for power and an unusually high number of deaths of political leaders in the world, which many media outlets outside Cuba interpreted as being directed to Cuba's own political apparatus.[1][2] The state-sponsored babalawo council issued its own letra predicting positive outcomes for the 2010 year.

List of babalawo councils

Cuba

  • Cuban Council of Great Priests of Ifa
  • Miguel Febles Padrón Commission Organized for the Reading of the Year

United States

  • Tata Gaitan Commission Organized for the Reading of the Year
  • Council of Babalawos of California

Puerto Rico

  • Temple Yoruba Omó Orisha
  • Yoruba Afro-Caribbean Orisha Ayé Association

Venezuela

  • Civil Cultural Association of Priests of Ifa (ASOIFA)

ASOIFA is an apolitical Civic Cultural Organization emerged in Venezuela in the search for religious unity and lead all the precepts of IFA.

The Association's main objective is the eventual union of all the Awos, Santeros, Paleros and Aleyos in Venezuela to work together.

http://www.adalbertoasoifa.com/

Panama

  • Ilé Ifá Ifá Lola Alfonso Díaz
  • Ilé Ifá Gerardo Carrillo

Mexico

  • Yoruba Society of Mexico

Spain

  • Ilé Iré Esulona

Brazil

  • Ifa Society of Brazil

France

  • Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba in France

References

  1. ^ Afro-Cuban priests predict social unrest in 2010
  2. ^ Cuba's Santeria Priests See Unrest in 2010

External links

  • Letra del Año 2011, Predicciones de Ifá 2011, Proyecto Orunmila
  • Historia de Letra Letra del Año, por Adalberto Herrera (ASOIFA VZLA)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.