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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This overturning of the sese marks the end of the Homowo of the Ga people and the lifting of the ban on drumming.

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Views Read Edit View history. The final ritual okomfemaa prohibits fishing in the lagoons until the Homowo festival is over. September 9, at 5: Homowo Festival Homowo festival is celebrated the people of the Ga traditional area.

A special meal made from maize called kpokpoi is served with palm nut soup. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. During the celebration a special meal made of unfermented corn powder called kpokpoi and palmnut soup of fish. The Ga people, the original inhabitants of Accra observe a festival during this period called the Homowo Festival.

The meal is eaten with Palm Nut Soup and it is also sprinkled within the town. During the festiva, they perform a dance called Kpanlogo. A month long ban on noise is placed during the period leading to the festival.


The groundwork for the festival start with the cultivation of crops ahead of the rainy season that sets of in May each year.

The sharing of food is followed by a large durbar and the Homowo dance. When the date festiva, the Homowo festival of a traditional area is near, the people of that traditional area are expected to go back to their homes in the particular capital towns. On different days various events happen, such as the twins day. This Ghana hpmowo article is a stub. This article needs additional citations for verification. This group brings vegetables and other harvest products that are used to make the traditional Homowo meal shared by the living and dead.

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Instead of the traditional bowl of herbs a guy carries an object made of rubbish on top of his head. Other food festivals on the continent include the Eyo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. During the period of festival social statuses and structures are in abeyance.

Email address is Calhoun. Culturally, the festival helps to reunite the Ga communities and also solve disputes among members. The first ritual called gbemlilaa locking the way is performed in the month of June and bans drumming and music to enable people concentrate on their farms this is then followed by another ritual called nshobulemo to calm the sea gods for a bumper harvest.


Homowo Festival in Accra

They hooted at and ridiculed at jomowo 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.

The carrying of the tsese is understood to induce a state of possession.

The next day, Wednesday, is the day of ngoowala when the youth visit the elderly to wish them long life whiles the aged reciprocates that with gifts of all sorts. Homowo, which translates to “to hoot at hunger,” dates back to pre-colonial Ghana when famine once happened in the history of the Festibal people.

Crowds gather on the day to welcome these visitors festoval, beginning a period of peace and harmony where debts are forgiven and differences are put aside. Churches also respect the festival and stick to the rules. You can find her on Instagram at boakyeb. When the celebrations start, the Ga people “hoot at hunger” in the remembrance of the famine that once happened in their history.

The Friday preceding Homowo honors twins homoeo are revered as special births in the Ga tribe. Search Submit Advertisement Advertisement.