The Akwasidae Festival (alternate, Akwasiadae) is celebrated by the Ashanti people and chiefs in Ashanti, as well as the Ashanti diaspora. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once every six weeks
Awukudae Festival (meaning: "Wednesday ceremony", is a traditional Ashanti festival in Ashanti. Like the Akwasidae Festival, celebrated on a Sunday, Awukudae is part of the celebrations within the Adae Festival cycle.
Dipo is a Ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of Odumase in the Eastern region of Ghana. The festival is celebrated in the month of April every year. The festival is used to usher into puberty or adulthood, girls who are virgins and it signifies that a lady, who partakes in it, is of age to be married. Parents upon hearing announcement of the rites […]
The Pan African Historical Theatre Project now known as PANAFEST is a cultural event held in Ghana every two years for Africans and people of African descent. It was first held in 1992. The idea of this festival is to promote and enhance unity, Pan-Africanism, and the development of the continent of Africa.
This festival is celebrated in the Agortime area by the Chiefs and people of Agortime Traditional Area in Kpetoe. It is a festival held to celebrate the uniqueness of the Kente cloth and falls in the first week of September yearly. The festival creates marketing avenues for the Kente cloth, unites the citizenry and also reasserts the self-esteem of the people […]
The Fetu Afahye is a festival celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana. The festival is celebrated on the first Saturday in the month of September every year. The Fetu Afahye is celebrated annually by the Oguaa people of Cape Coast because in the past there was an outbreak of disease among the people that killed […]
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 week-long Hogbetsotso festival commemorates the migration of the Anlo-speaking Ewes, an ethnic group on the eastern coast of Ghana, from the ancient walled city of Notsie in present day northern Togo to their current home in Ghana. According to legend, the Anlo-Ewes escaped the wicked chief, Ago Koli, by walking backwards amidst dancing and drumming to war songs. Each year the AnloEwes hold the Hogbetsotso festival, or "Festival of the Exodus," to remember their journey and the brave leaders who guided them
The annual voodoo festival in Ouidah offers a unique opportunity to experience mesmerizing voodoo practices, traditional and local beliefs and other festive events peculiar to this time of the year.