Ghana as we know is a country with rich traditional patterns and a culture that encompasses communities from different ethnic and religious origins. This is what Ghana is all about.
Such a valuable cultural diversity make Ghana versatile and unique in its ‘festive’ celebrated all over the year throughout Ghana. Each festival dedicated to some specific event in Ghanaian history glorifies the vastness of Ghanaian love and respect for their ancestors and happenings they had to cope with.
During the first week of May, the 300 year old traditional deer hunting festival takes place in Winneba. The festival is named as ‘Aboakyr’ in which two oldest Asafo companies try to catch a deer bare handed.
The greatest of all festivals in greater Accra is known as ‘Homowo’ means mocking hunger.
A similar festival called Damba takes place in the northern Ghana in the same time of the year i.e. August and September.
‘Oggua Feto Afahye’ takes place in early September takes place in cape coast region where the local chief’s and Asafo companies dressed in traditional outfits lead processions through the streets of cape coast.
‘Bontugu’ is a famous festival in Anomabu in which dancing and drumming rituals are performed for five days in tandem.
In Volta region ‘Yam’ festival is celebrated throughout September.
‘Hogbetosko’ festival is dedicated to the escape of Ewe people from the tyrannical rule in now a day Togo.
The Agamutsa waterfall festival takes place in late November as Wli water fall provides a great sensation throughout the year with its unique flow off from the mountain top.
All in all a perfect mix of fun and excitement for a visitor and for the locals as well as they get a chance to relinquish their rich culture and tradition in these delightful pious and delicate festivals.
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