Weekends in Ghana are usually busier than the weekdays as most Ghanaian engage in a flurry of activities that have been planned for weeks.
There are some activities that are a weekly ritual, and sometimes involves other family members and friends. These are 6 very common activities Ghanaians engage in over the weekend:
1. Going to the market: This is possibly the most common activity in every Ghanaian home. Saturdays are mostly reserved for going to the markets to buy foodstuffs, and to cook enough food to last a month. Most markets are also crowded with a large number of people bustling through with their shopping bags and goods.
2. Attending a funeral: There is a funeral in Ghana every weekend; sometimes you find two funerals happening in the same vicinity. Funerals tend to be a big part of the Ghanaian culture.
3. Attending a wedding: Ghanaians love their weddings. If you see Ghanaian people in colorful outfits, especially an African print on a Saturday, chances are they are going to a wedding or traditional marriage ceremony.
4. Travelling to their hometowns: Visiting family is always important to every Ghanaian. And weekends are the perfect time to do just that. At the bus stations, you get to see many people with mini suitcases and travelling bags heading to visit their families in their different hometowns.
5 Sleeping: Weekends are the best time to sleep and rest from all the stress of the week and Ghanaians certainly love their sleep time.
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