Festivals in Ghana
2018 Kundum Festival PHOTO CREDIT: Ben Kwame Tomo

Kundum Festival of the Ahanta and Nzema People (See awesome photos)

The Kundum 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...Read More
Pouring of libation at Asafotufiam Festival

Asafotufiam Festival: Remembering The Soldiers With War Festival

The Asafotufiam festival is one of the most well-known festivals in Ghana, celebrated by the people of Ada in the Greater Accra region. The festival derives its name from the Ada word Asafotufiami, which translates into Divisional Firing of Musketry in the Dangme language. Historically, the Adangmes fought a lot of wars all in a...Read More
Dipo Ceremony

Dipo Ceremony: All what you need to know about the much-criticised puberty rite

The Dipo Rites is arguably one of the most popular yet criticized traditional festival and practice in Ghana, yet one of the most attended event in the country, receiving huge patronage from tourists. Dipo is celebrated by the people of Odumase Krobo in the Eastern region. The annual event is meant to usher girls who...Read More
Aboakyer Festival

Aboakyer Festival: Migration remembered through bushbuck hunting

The Aboakyer festival is celebrated by the people of Winneba in the Central region of Ghana. It is one of the most unique festivals in Africa, involving the hunting and capturing of a Bushbuck as part of the rituals of the festivals. This practice is embedded right in the name of the festival Aboakyer, which...Read More
Hogbetsotso Festival

How Hogbetsotso Festival Is Celebrated

Hogbetsotso Festival is held on the first Saturday of the month of November every year, to remember and celebrate the exodus of the Anlo people from Notse in Togo to their present location. The festival is characterized by the centuries-old traditional practices like pouring of libation, cleansing of stools, and general cleaning of the communities...Read More
Odwira Festival 2019 launched

Launch of Odwira Festival 2019: All You Need to Know

Earlier this week, the Akuapem Traditional Council organized a mini event to officially launch the 2019 Odwira Festival as part of preparation towards this year’s festival which promises to be one of the best the country has witnessed in decades. The official theme of this year’s celebration as revealed by the planning committee is ‘Odwira...Read More
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