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The 2010 Letter of the Year

By Ariana Hernandez-Reguant, Religion Add comments

Another year has rolled around, and babalawos from around the world have met to issue “The Letter of the Year” for the country or region in which they live. Normally, there is agreement among them. In Cuba, however, every year there are at least two: one issued by the oficialista group of  the Yoruba Association, and one issued by the dissenting group of the so-called Miguel Febles Padron Commission. Their signos, governing divinities, and predictions are often different.  Cultural anthropologist Kenneth Routon wrote the most informative analysis of these differences, examining the power struggles and political conflicts among the two main groups of Cuban priests concerning the letter. I very much recommend the read, linked here. He published it in Ariana Hernandez-Reguant’s Cuba and the Special Period (Palgrave 2009).

Here are the links for this year’s Letters with predictions for Cuba:

ASOCIACION YORUBA DE CUBA (Governing Yemayá, accompanying Changó)

ASOCIACION MIGUEL FEBLES PADRON (Governing Obatalá, accompanying Oyá).

In addition, HERE’s the letter issued by the Miami-based Sacerdotes de Ifá “in representation of most of the religious families of the United States”, for the United States.

(Thank you to Oba Ernesto Pichardo and to Lisa Maya Knauer for sending the links)

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