The Odwira Festival 2021
September 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am – October 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
The Odwira festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Fanteakwa District in the Eastern region of Ghana. The Odwira Festival is celebrated by the people of Akropong-Akuapim, Aburi, Larteh and Mamfi. This is celebrated annually in the month of September. The festival celebrates a historic victory over the Ashanti in 1826.
This was the battle of Katamansu near Dodowa. This was during the reign of the 19th Okuapimhene of Akropong, Nana Addo Dankwa 1 from 1811 to 1835. It is a time of spiritual purification where the people are renewed and receive protection. It is also celebrated by the people of Jamestown in Accra. This is due to the associations formed through the intermarriages of the Ga and Akuapem people