HOMOWO FESTIVAL PDF

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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Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references All stub articles. Other food fedtival on the continent include the Eyo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Mantse of the traditional area, clan heads, family heads and head of families pour libation to Maawu, Sisadzi, DzemaWodzi, and Wodzi and sprinkle white kpokpoi mixed with palm soup homoqo the DzemaWodzi, Wodzi and Sisadzi to thank them and invoke their blessings over the feasting period.

Kpokpoi for ancestors carefully being placed on top of white shrines. Homowo festival is celebrated the people of the Ga traditional area.

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The destival of the Ga traditional area have a history of frequent migration around the continent of Africa. The Friday preceding Homowo honors twins who are revered as special births in the Ga tribe.

Homowo Festival in Accra

Roots to Gory Tours Ga need to think about how they will feed themselves They started fishing and growing food Homowo is the celebration to drive hunger away. This article needs additional citations for verification. Uncontrolled movements by the possessed carrier of the tsese.

This is normally done by traditional leaders and family heads. All twins in the town dress in white calico and parade around. See What Everyone is Watching. Houses belonging to royal family or a clan is sprinkled homowwo Kpokpoi by chiefs — this fsetival the feeding of the ancestors. The Homowo festival is therefore a celebration of victory over the hunger they faced. Homowo Festival Homowo festival is celebrated the people of the Ga traditional area.

Drinking of alcohol has no gender or age element in terms of elderly people – grandmas drunk the beer as much as the youth Tents with homoso group of people under it everywhere on the streets A lot of huge SPEAKERS all over town with loud noise from one set of speakers blending into an equally noise sound from the next.

The sese group parades through the streets of the town once each day. The is then followed by a series of rituals to mark the festival season. 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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The kpa groups proceed to the palaces of the divisional chiefs, heads of clans, heads of families, asafoiatsemei, asafoianyemei and Wulomei of the town by turn that also pour libation and provide gifts of appreciation. Search Submit Advertisement Advertisement. Email address is Calhoun. The Ga people, the original inhabitants of Accra observe a festival during this period called the Homowo Festival. From May 14th to June 14th, the city of Accra, Ghana is quiet.

They hooted at and ridiculed at hunger as they ate the kpokpoi with the palm nut soup prepared from fish only notably tsile and odaapoured libation and offered some of the diet symbolically to the gods and ancestral spirits, Sisadzi.

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Instead of the traditional bowl of herbs a guy carries an object made of rubbish on top of his head. The wrongdoings of the head of State of Ghana and his Ministers may also be exposed.

The most renouned celebration after the kpokpoi feast is the Kpashimo of Teshi which draws the attention of foreigners. How cornrows were used as an escape map from slavery across South America Africans could soon take over these countries outside the continent Modern day polygamy in Africa: The final ritual okomfemaa prohibits fishing in the lagoons until the Homowo festival is over.