Hogbeza of Yoto

Hogbeza is a historic festival of the Ewe of Yoto celebrated every third Saturday of the month of August every year as a religious feast, when the first fruits of the farms are offered. (more…)

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Ovazu in Badou

Ovazu (Festival of Harvest in Akposso and Akebou Land) ” OVAZU” is composed of the Akposso words: ” Ova” (corn) and ” Zu” (festival).

According to history, corn played a significant role in the battles against the enemies of (more…)

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Tingban Pab of Dapaong

This is a traditional harvest festival of the Moba in the Grand Tône region celebrated after a great harvest on the second Saturday of December annually. It is an occasion of thanksgiving to the gods and spirits for good harvest. (more…)

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Evala in Kara

Evala (Initiation festival in Kabyé region). Evala is the Festival of wrestling in Kabye land. This ceremony of ritual initiation is practiced from house to house and individually from the month of January allowing therefore the youngsters of 18 years (more…)

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Gadao-Adossa in Sokodé

Gadao-Adossa ( festival of cutlasses) – The expression Gadao-Adossa is a common saying to identify two major festivals of the Tem, that is Gadao and Adossa for the Didaoure community, who are Muslims in majority.

The Gadao is celebrated in (more…)

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Kamaka in Kara

Kamaka is the Festival of Harvest of the Tem of Assoli. ‘Kamaka’ means hammock, that serves to carry honourable men, the best farmer of the year, the one who has also helped the poor people with the fruits of his (more…)

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Sinkaring in Kara

Sinkaring (initiation and harvest ceremony of the kabyés in the Binah region). Sinkaring which has its origins from Lama-Tessi is a combination of the words “Sankuu” which wants to say to wash the hands, to purify and “Karuu” which means (more…)

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Kilikpo of Sokodé

Kilikpo is a harvest festival in Tchamba. It is the feast of abundant crops or harvest and an event of a glorious era. It is marked with the consummation of the new yam It is celebrated in Tchamba every first (more…)

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