Ghanaian love festivals and find moments to relinquish events of past in some ‘ceremonial’ way. Ghana have deep rooted traditions and strong affiliations with their ancestors and deities. Ghanaians connection with ancient traditions is expressed through a variety of festivals celebrated throughout year in different parts of the country.
Oguaa Fetu Afahye (Fante festival):
Oguaa Fetu Afahye is most important festival of Fante calendar. The asafo companies dressed in religious dresses lead processions through streets to reaffirm their pledge of loyalty to their chiefs. It takes place in cape coast town of Oguaa on first Saturday of September.
Kundum festival (settling social disputes):
The Kundum festival is interesting. Zima and Ahanta people on west coast of Ghana gather to settle social community issues. People speak about the problems they faced throughout the year. The ‘offenders’ or problem alleged problem creating people carefully listen to the difficulties faced by their companions who are ill at ease with them.
Ga Homowo (in memory of Ga migration):
The Ga Homowo festival is celebrated in Greater Accra to acknowledge the hardships faced by the Ga people when they migrated to Ghana.
Homowo literally means mocking hunger, so celebrations are aimed at mocking the specter of famine in lieu of a prosperous future.
Eid ul Fitr (Islamic festival)
Eid ul fitr is a Muslim festival more common in north Ghana where Muslims are in abundance.
It is a religious festival celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramzan to express joy and thanking Almighty after successful end of fasting period.
Buroyna (Akan people Christmas):
Buroyna is the Akan Christmas festival which means ‘the white man has got his festival “.
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