Animism includes different religions such as Haiti, Voodoo, Umbanda and Candomble. Therefore Animist are invited to celebrate in festivals they are not obligated to just Animism. The Yam Festival in West Africa, which is celebrated in August, is a significant event, which occurs when the first harvested crop of yam is grown. The crop is offered to the ancestors and Gods to offer thanks and please the spirits.
Another festival celebrated in the Alacita in Bolivia, it occurs in January to honor a God named Ekeko, the god of prosperity. This festival goes for three days and is welcomed to all that follow Ekeko or have a spiritual connection to their faith. The Habye festival is very unique, the event focuses around people that have dealt with death. The idea is that you stuff a pot and than throw it down the mountain to say your goodbyes. It’s a mourning process, which helps people like Animists grieve their loss.
Conflicts One conflict between the animist and society is their way of tradition. Some tribes in Africa still do human sacrifice. 1st world countries do not agree with their ways and this has become a problem.
Is there a sacred worship space?
Animism does not have a scared space i.e. church or temple. As Animism doesn’t have a sacred space they believe the environment is their holy site and pray space. Their geographical distribution would include places such as rural communities and villages within the mountains of Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Animism is now recognized as one of the mainstreams religions where its content is related to Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.