The 24th day on the month of Augustus the Emperor, it is the Roman Catholic day of the commemoration of the martyrdom of Saint Bartolomew the Apostole.
Traditionally, in Cuba, this is a day of Lungambe, Lukankasi, Kadiempembe, a day to go to the woods to collect herbs and sticks, etnobotanicals curios for afro caribbean religions.
Es un dia del Diablo.
Haitians in Cuba, use Saint Bartholomew to represent a lesser known Luá calles Sanpwel or Skinless. In Haiti, this Lwá has a Secret Society linked to Him but in Cuba it didn’t survive, just the Luá with a few Houngans…
Other Cuban Houngans today works with Granbuá.
Santeros and Babalawos with Osayin.
Many prepares also herbal concotions for healing or male potency, tonics etc…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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