Experience festivals in Ghana.
The people of Ghana and the diversity of the distinct ethnic groups have created a rich culture that has be come a lasting legacy of modern Ghana. To the people of Ghana the traditions of their ancestors are still important parts of their daily life. Traditional chiefs have historical authority over tribal and family matters. They are also custodians of land belonging to their respective clans or groups.
Rites and rituals at family gatherings mark important event such as child naming, puberty initiations, marriage and death, whiles seasonal festivals bring a whole people or clan together in spectacular fashion. A common feature is the belief in life after death and in the nearness of ancestors. Festivals also recall past events and create new seasons with confidence and hope. The events have in recent times become occasions for development of projects for and by the communities.
FESTIVALS, PLACE AND PERIOD
Akwasidae(Manhyia, Kumasi) -- Every six weeks
Dodoleglime(Ve Traditional Area) -- November
Dipo(puberty rite of Odumasi) -- February
Gmayem(Manya Krobos (Odumase) -- October
Gologo(Talensi, Tong-Zuf) -- March
Aboakyer(Winneba) -- 1st sat. in May
Asafotufiam(Ada) -- July/August
Damba(Tamale, Wa) -- July/August
Bakatue( Elmina)- 1st Tues in July
Akwambo(Agona Nyakrom/Agona Swedru) -- August
EPor(Lolobi-KumasiVolta Region) - - - - - - -
Fetu Afahye( Cape Coast)- 1st Sat in September
Kloyosikplem(Yilo Krobo (Somanya) -- November
Kobine(Lawra) -- September
Homowo(Accra) -- August/ September
Odwira(Akropong) -- September
Apoo( Wenchi/Techiman)- October
Fofie and festival(Nchiraa near Wenchi) -- October
Hogbetsotso(Anloga)- 1st Sat in November
Mmoaninko(Ofinso) -- November
Fiok(Centime) -- December
Fao(Navrongo) -- January
Kundum(Axim, Takoradi) --August/September
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I meet all my customers at their first point of arrival, that is either at the cruise ship terminal or the airport, so here we have the Tema ship terminal or the Kotoka international airport respectively.
I do this to give any assistance you may need from your point of arrival to the hotel.
My mode of identification is a ToursByLocals placardwith my name on it. (it reads: ToursByLocals Welcomes You to Ghana)
End location: I will drop you off at TEMA cruise ship terminal or the Kotoka international airport from your hotel and wait for a while for your check in and other proceedings.
Duration: 11 hours
Traffic and weather
an air condition mini bus and walking
My services as your personal tour guide and help with transportation to and from the cruise ship terminal and around the city.
1 air condition car and driver
2 Gasoline or fuel for the mini bus
3 Rate at the attractions
3 Camera charges at the attractions
5 Guide fee
6 Road levy