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Festivals & Events In Accra

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Accra festivals range from the contemplative and quiet to the vibrant, with music, dancing, and local food. Some are suited for children and families, while others are reserved for older audiences, and there are events all year that give everyone a glimpse into Ghana’s capital’s culture and history.

Homowo Festival  

Every year in August and September, the Ga people of Ghana pay homage to their gods and ancestors who died of starvation after migrating to this territory. This event takes place throughout the growing season, beginning in May and finishing in August. This four-month period includes a celebration of crop planting in May and the Yam Feast Festival in August after harvest. The Yam Feast starts off a four-day celebration. The celebrations include a massive parade on Thursday, a day of reflection on Friday, and a day jam-packed with feasts and parties on Saturday. Sunday is another day of festivity since it is the Ga people’s New Year. When taking children along to a party, be mindful about fraternization.

Jaynii International Folklore Festival  

The Jaynii International Folklore Festival, which takes place in Accra and Kumasi, blends music and dance from across the globe during an eight-day period. This festival, which includes both indoor and outdoor performances and activities, provides both visitors and residents with an insight into Ghana’s musical culture. Tours of local historical sites are conducted, and seminars are available for both beginner and professional painters. The Jaynii International Folklore Festival, held in August, is vibrant and diverse.

Accra Jazz and World Music Festival  

The inaugural Accra Jazz and World Music Festival, ideal for music lovers, welcomes groups from South Africa, Switzerland, and France, as well as innumerable local musicians during a seven-day period. The diversity of this event is likely to delight both young and old. It will also include sculpture and art by local artists, including the renowned Nii Amasah.

Ghanaian Handicraft Trail  

If you’re seeking for local arts and crafts, the Ghanaian Handicraft Trail is for you. This event, which is suitable for people of all ages and is open all year, requires two days. The route, which begins in the Accra arts and crafts fair, educates the history and manufacture of these items, which include hand-woven linens, wood carvings, and paintings. The route then takes you on a tour of small communities around Accra known for their handicrafts, providing a comprehensive view of Ghanaian culture and art.

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