People who celebrate Kundum Festival
Kundum Festival is celebrated by the people of Ahanta Nzema in the Central region of Ghana. Unlike most Ghanaian festivals which have specific commencement date and schedules, the Kundum festival does not have such, instead, the commencement of the festival is based on the day the fruit of a certain type of Palm tree become ripe.
The festival is regarded as the oldest documented festival in the history of the Gold Coast.
The first official documentation of the festival written in the early part of the 17th century by one dutch voyager by name Bossman who landed on the coast of Ghana (then Gold Coast). Bossman, however, believed the festival had been in existence for over a hundred years, in the late part of the 16th century before he chanced upon it to write the first known official document detailing its celebration.