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Odwira takes place on the Monday after the Homowo festival. It’s a chiefly procession that takes place in Ga Mashie. Chiefs walk or are carried in floats around. Homowo Festival: This is a special food festival celebrated by the GA’s, the people of Greater Accra Region. It is characterised by rituals such as the sprinkling of. Homowo Festival On Saturday I attended the Homowo Festival in Accra James Town which is celebrated in the Ga states by the Ga people of.

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Homowo Festival in Accra

Emancipation Day Read more. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing bomowo distributing news homoowo information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. Going home I took a trotro local bus were I sat reflecting on the days traditional activities, feeling empowered to witnessing a period of history which has been celebrated for generations.

When the rains returned to normal, the Ga people celebrated by creating the Homowo festival, hence its name and meaning. I met some great people at the festival, had fun and late that night left with my belly full and foot mash up from the walking and dancing.

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This group brings vegetables and other harvest products that are used to make the traditional Homowo meal shared by the living and dead. September 9, at 5: Views Read Edit View history. Sources say that the Gas traveled thousands of years through the East African Nubian Plains, Sudan, and Nigeria, some through parts of northern African to arrive at their present location in West Africa. The meal is eaten with Palm Nut Soup and it is also sprinkled within the town.


All twins in the town dress in white calico and parade around. Register with Us Today!!! What can be said without qualms festivall that the Ga people were not stable, but dynamic and engaged in the very common phenomenon of migration in Africa and that the Homowo festival had its origin in such migration.

The most renouned celebration after the kpokpoi hokowo is the Kpashimo of Teshi which draws the attention of foreigners. Kpashimo is of two types. You festivap find her on Instagram at boakyeb.

Fetsival political organisation of the Ga people is quite diverse with autonomy to the various traditional neighbourhoods. The Homowo Festival, which is held in Ghana is one of a kind. Chiefs walk or are carried in floats around the entire Ga Mashie. Similar to the reenactment of the ritual processes with rubbish objects, some yomowo of young guys dress festuval in female clothing and dance femininely and some elderly people dress in school uniforms.

Each Ga chief, with a following of drummers, dancers, singers, and clan members tours his area and sprinkles some of the special dish and pours libations around doorsteps and other places where the spirits of the departed are likely to gather. Crowds gather on the day to welcome these visitors home, beginning a period of peace and harmony where debts are forgiven festtival differences are put aside. Asides the banning of noise, fishing is also banned in the lagoons until the festival is over.


Friday night is Homowo Eve where people are warned to stay home as spirits are believed to wander the streets. The local dish prepared for the festival is called Kpokpoi or Kpekplewhich is made from maize, accompanied with Palm nut soup and various fish or meat. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

After sesefaa, the kpa groups break into festiival separate groups ad begin to expose the wrongdoings of the nobility beginning with those of the Mantse.

Other food festivals on the continent include the Eyo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. This ban is believed to give the gods rest to ensure a fruitful harvest.

The Reed Cestival Festival in South Africa and Swaziland, amongst others that have become a source of tourism for various countries.

Homowo festival is celebrated the people of the Ga traditional area.

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On different festivall various events happen, such as the twins day. On this day there is usually a lot of traffic and roads are usually blocked off to accommodate the festival.

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