Odwira takes place on the Monday after the Homowo festival. It’s a chiefly procession that takes place in Ga Mashie. Chiefs walk or are carried in floats around. Homowo Festival: This is a special food festival celebrated by the GA’s, the people of Greater Accra Region. It is characterised by rituals such as the sprinkling of. Homowo Festival On Saturday I attended the Homowo Festival in Accra James Town which is celebrated in the Ga states by the Ga people of.

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When the celebrations start, the Ga people “hoot at hunger” cestival the remembrance of the famine that once happened in their fesstival. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. When the rains returned to normal, the Ga people celebrated by creating the Homowo festival, hence its name and meaning. The Homowo Festival, which is held in Ghana is one festivsl a kind. The meal is eaten with Palm Nut Soup and it is also sprinkled within the town. This is Africa Hilversum.

Odwira takes place on the Monday after the Homowo festival. Search Submit Advertisement Advertisement. We entered some of the clan houses were big pots of food and people, continuous cooking so that everyone is fed. They hooted at and ridiculed at hunger as they ate the kpokpoi with the palm nut soup prepared from fish only notably tsile and odaapoured libation and offered some of the diet symbolically to the gods and ancestral spirits, Sisadzi.

At the end of every August, the Ga-Dangmes of Ghana celebrate an important festival: Thursday marks the arrival of people and is called Soobii Thursday people. This is normally done by traditional leaders and family heads. Register with Us Today!!! The festival starts in the month of May with the planting of crops before the rainy season starts.


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Your email address will not be published. Kpashimo is of two types. A contemporary version of the tsese-carrying tradition is performed by several groups of young guys often wearing soccer jerseys.

Your email address will ffestival be published. The first ritual called gbemlilaa locking the way is performed in the month of June and bans drumming and music to enable people concentrate on their farms this is then followed by another ritual called nshobulemo to calm the sea gods for a bumper harvest. Instead of the traditional bowl of herbs a guy carries an object made of rubbish on top of his head. Potion flows over the edges and spills on the carrier and audience.

AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. The autonomy of various traditional neighborhoods and perhaps the likelihood of some Gas belonging to more than one traditional demands that the celebrations be scheduled in series in order to enable interested parties to participate in any of them since that is customarily acceptable.

We also gestival one of the royal houses — Sempe Mantse Wewhere the elders all sat in the courtyard. During the festival, they perform a dance called Kpanlogo. The colour white as a colour of festivity representing symbols of purity and holiness and it is the only colour worn by priests. History of Homowo Festival. Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, the Acting President of the GTC reportedly announced that a monitoring team would “visit flashy points and arrest recalcitrant churches, noisemakers and those who will impersonate or imposters.

Homowo festival is celebrated the people of the Ga traditional homoo. I remember as a teenager helping my mum and aunts in the kitchen preparing the food. Folklore Day August 23, Email address is Calhoun. I would love to be a vendor for this event.


In the morning hours of Tuesday, the revered day of the sea when activities at sea fishing, swimming is forbidden, kpokpoi now Kpekple and palm nut soup are cooked for the feasting. Drinking of alcohol has no gender or age element in terms of elderly people – grandmas drunk the beer as efstival as the youth Tents with small group of people under it everywhere on the streets A lot of huge SPEAKERS all over town with loud noise from one set of speakers blending into an equally noise sound from the next.

Kpokpoi is also sprinkled around town mainly by traditional leaders or head of family. The Ga people, the original inhabitants of Accra observe a festival during this period feetival the Homowo Festival.

Thus, the main objective of this festival is commemorate the success story of the Gas in fighting famine. Roots to Gory Tours Following the planting season, there is a total ban on noise throughout the Ga-state and finishing is limited to certain days in June.

Homowo Festival in Accra

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Churches also respect the festival and stick to the rules.