Emelia @ her Desk

Emelia @ her Desk

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Some Festivals In Ghana

A festival for the people of Akropong Akuapem, in the Eastern Region of Ghana. It is celebrated yearly, between the months of September and November. Is a weeklong activity beginging from Monday through Sunday.
  1. MONDAY: Arrival of guests
  2. TUESDAY: The obrafos (executioners) go to weed the road to Amanprobi (the land of the ancestors)
  3. WEDNESDAY: A day to remember the dead during the year
  4. THURSDAY: A feasting day for the living and the dead. Nobody is expected out after 9p.m.
  5. FRIDAY: Durbar day. Chiefs beautifully dressed and are carried in their palanquines for pocessions.
  6. SATURDAY: A day for the youth to celebrate. Miss Odwira is crowned.
  7. SUNDAY: Thanksgiving service at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Christ congregation
This festival is celebrated by the Agotime's of the Agotime Traditional Area, east of Ho, the regional capital of the Volta Region. The festival is celebrated with a kente weaving competition where the best weaver is crowned. It is also marked with great pomp and pagentry culminating in a durbar where kente design take centre stage. (Source: ghanalinks Directory 2009-2010).

For the people of New Juaben, Koforidua the regional capital of the Eastern Region of Ghana.Held annually during the first week of November. The festival is dedicated to the consecration of their black stools, invoking the blessings of their ancestors and showing appreciation to the gods for their guidance. The climax of the festival is a colorful durbar of chiefs. (Source: ghanalinks Directory 2009-2010).


  1. Its good, but dont forget Odwira is not the only festival. Pls add more or better still, I will send you more

  2. I'll try to add the other festivals

  3. Famensah if you come please note; the title is change to some festivals in Ghana and I've added few more.
    Thanks for your contribution.