Ghana is a religious country or at least that is what the people believe it to be and that is just fine. As much as the country is a religious country, there as also traditional festivals with their celebrants scattered all around.
Ghanaians hold on to three main religions though there are others that are dormant in the background. Christianity, Islam, and the African Traditional Religion have eaten deep into the country and they in one way or the other unite the people.
In this article, we research a list of traditional festivals in Ghana and their celebrants across the country. Our aim is to shorten or narrow your research and give you a reason to get answers to your many questions in the simplest way.
Traditional Festivals And Their Celebrants
When you take a closer look at the term traditional festival, it does mean the religion but rather festivals that are backed or instituted by the culture of the people in the particular defined area.
In Ghana, many festivals exist. The people of many ethnic groups hold dear their festivals with the question to pass them on to their kids and younger ones at old age.
According to traditional leaders in various localities around the country, the concept of a traditional festival is either to give thanks or to make demands on the gods and God, a reason many people patronize them.
Here, you will find a list of traditional festivals that are celebrated in Ghana as well as their celebrants wide and near. Let’s head on if you’re ready.
Traditional Festival Celebrants
- Hogbetsotso The people of Anlo
- Homowo The Gas
- Asafotu fiam The Dangmes
- Dzawuwu The Agave people
- Aboakyir The people of Winneba
- Kundum The Nzema & Ahantas
- Odwira The Akuapem people
- Dodoleglime The Ve people
- Te Za The Asogli people
- Tortsogbe za The Tefle people