New Year Prophesies: 'Babalawos' in Cuba want you to expect more natural disasters this year

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A Santeria adherent dancing to the drum and energetic choruses.

A priest who practice the Santeria religion held out a letter that contained prophesies for the year 2018.

Ordained priests who practice the Afro-American religion of the Caribbean called Santeria have released some predictions for the new year 2018, and one of it includes more natural disasters.

A video shared by AFP News revealed adherents of the doctrine display some dancing rites before their leaders got down to the business of disclosing what to be expected.


The gathering which saw a mixture of people of African and Hispanic origins also offered cheerful choruses to stir up the mood.

"The 'babalawos' write a 'Letter of the Year' containing prophesies for their followers," a report by AFP revealed.


In the visuals, a group of men mostly dressed in white-coloured outfits spoke about their intentions concerning the anticipated predictions.

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A black man who seemed like the head of the conference held out a paper and offered these comments:

"The Letter of the Year is not political. It does not take sides,

"The Letter of the Year doesn't speak to one person in particular. It speaks to everyone," he said.

What is Santeria?

The religion Santeria, also known as La Regla de Ifá, is a doctrine that started in Spanish territories among people of West African origin.

According to Wikipedia, it means "worship of saints" and is connected with Roman Catholicism.


Its sacred language referred to as Lumini, is a variety of Yoruba.

The belief system of the doctrine entails a fusion of Yoruba religion which was introduced by enslaved Yoruba people, combined with Christianity and the practices of the native Americans.

Santeria was born based on a desire to protect the traditions of the races involved in a new cultural environment which happened to be Cuba at the time.

This religion has a long history of existence dating as far as the year 1515.

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