Held annually on 10 January, crowds flock to the beach at Ouidah, Benin to celebrate National Voodoo Day. Voodoo or Vodan is practiced by two thirds of the 6 million population and is recognised as an official religion along with Christianity and Islam. Goats and chickens are killed and their blood offered as sacrifices to the many Voodoo gods to honour the spirits at shrines called Legbas - small clay holders in which the alcohol or animal blood is held.
|Start date||Monday, 10 January, 2011 05:00 AM|
|End date||Monday, 10 January, 2011 05:00 AM|