These are six of Africa’s fascinating yet unique festivals

Novieku Babatunde Adeola Dec 3, 2019 at 03:00pm

December 03, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Culture

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

December 03, 2019 at 03:00 pm | Culture

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Yeyeeye Festival – Ghana

In Ghana, one of the most prominent festivals that is celebrated by the Ga tribe (mostly the inhabitants of the capital city, Accra), is the Homowo festival. The word Homowo means ‘Hooting at Hunger’ and it is celebrated in memory of the bumper harvest which saved the Ga people from a famine they experienced when they first settled on the land they currently occupy.

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The festival also celebrates fertility and the blessings of twins. It is referred to traditionally as ‘Yeyeeye’ or ‘Akwele Suma’ and takes place on a specific day when all twins from Ga Mashie (the Ga communities) are dressed in white and paraded around town.

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