Fire Dance in Togo

Ayiza harvest festival in Tsevié

Ayiza (harvest festival in Zio) According to history of the people Ewe, founders of the town of Tsévié emigrating towards the south (exodus of Notsé which would go back to 1720) decided to sow beans at their place of rest. When they wanted to depart from there, the farmers or sawers protested and asked to wait for the crops. It was from thence that came the name Tsevie, which is a compound name: ' Tse' meaning Yield, and 'Vie' meaning small, with the logic 'Let it yield small before we leave'. Ayiza is celebrated every second Saturday of the month of August, each year.