There are so many festivals celebrated in Ghana each year. some of them are mentioned below.
The Hogbetsotso festival is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in November by the chiefs and people of Anloga in the Volta region. The festival’s name is taken from the Ewe language and translates as, the festival of exodus or “coming from Hogbe”.
There is a procession of chiefs through principal streets with all twins in the area dressed purposely for the occasion.
The festivities are done during the sprinkling of festive food kpokpoi to the gods and ancestors of the state and it’s the Ga’s who celebrate the festival.
A durbar of chiefs crowns the celebration amidst drumming and dancing. This festival dramatizes the tradition myths and legends of the people, and commemorates a period of remembrance and thanksgiving to the gods for their mercies in the past year, and renewal of family and societies.
The Bakatue festival is celebrated on every Tuesday of July each year. Chiefs and peoples of Elmina in the Central region celebrate this. It is considered to be the start of fishing season.
Bakatue festival is commemoration of the founding of Elmina by the Portuguese in the early days of the colonization of the then Gold Coast. Bakatue is originated from the Fante dialect which translates as draining of a lagoon. People pray and wish for the good fishing year in this festival.
This festival is celebrated to mark specific milestones in the history of the Ashanti Kingdom.
First Adae Kese was celebrated during the accomplishment of statehood by the Ashanti kingdom after they fought and defeated the Denkyiras in the Ashanti independence war.
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