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Festivals & Special Events

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  • Adae Kese Festival
  • The great Ashanti festival held to climax celebrations of specific milestones and achievements of the Asante Kingdom. (Celebrated every 5 years)
  • Dipo Festival
  • Puberty/initiation rites celebrated in the Krobo and Ada Areas of the Greater Accra Region in March/April.
  • Aboakyer Festival (live antelope hunt)
  • Celebrated by the people of Winneba, Central Region on the first Saturday of May.
  • Bakatue Festival
  • Bakatue is celebrated by the people of Elmina in the Central Region. It is in the form of a regatta to usher in the fishing season and is celebrated on the first Tuesday of July.
  • Asafotufiam Festival
  • A war festival celebrated by the people of Ada on the last Thursday of July.
  • Homowo
  • The festival of the Gas in Acca and its satellite towns. It is a harvest to “hoot at hunger” and is celebrated between August and September.
  • Fetu Afahye Festival
  • Oguaa Fetu Afahye Festival in the form of a carnival, is held to purify the state. It is celebrated by the people of Cape Coast in the Central Region on the first Saturday of September.
  • Odvira Festival
  • The popular Odvira festival of Akropong Akwapim, Eastern Region, is celebrated between September and October. It is a harvest festival and brings together the chiefs and people for stocktaking, purification and development of state.
  • Kundum Festival
  • Celebrated by the Nzemas in the Western Region (October).
  • Hogbetsotso Festival
  • Celebrated by the Anlos of the Volta Region on the first Saturday of November, it commemorates the migration of the Anlos from the ancient walled city of Notsie in present day Northern Togo.
  • Fiok Festival
  • This is the festival of the people of Sandema in the Builsa Traditional Area of the Upper East Region. It is a war festival, which marks their victory over the slave raider, Babatu. It is held in December with war dances and a durbar of chiefs.
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  • Hang/Paragliding Event
  • This event coincides with the Easter celebrations in April and is celebrated at Atibie, Kwahu in the Eastern Region.
  • Emancipation Day Celebration
  • Celebrated in July/August every year in solidarity with Africans in Jamaica and the Diaspora, in commemoration of the struggles for self-determination and freedom in centuries past.
  • PANAFEST (Pan African Historical Theatre Festival)
  • It is a cultural event dedicated to the enhancement of the ideals of Pan Africanism and the development of the African Continent, a biennial event celebrated in July/August.
  • World Tourism Day Celebration
  • Observed yearly on 27th September.
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