Kente weaving in Ghana

Eid ul Fitr Festival

This festival of Islamic origin is celebrated in all the Traditional Areas of the Northern Region. This festival signifies the end of 29 to 30 days of fasting, it comes off on the first day of the lunar month of Konyurichugu, i.e. March every year. It is meant to offer thanks to Allah for having guided the faithful throughout the month of Ramadan (fasting) and to seek favours for the coming year.

The fasting is done to tune up the minds of Muslims to appreciate hunger and therefore will be in a better position to respond to beggars and strangers when they come asking for sloes or favours.