These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

The Ohum Festival, which is a traditional festival of the Akyems in the Eastern Region of Ghana is celebrated twice a year and this years instance was just as glorious as ever.

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The two instances are known as OhumKan and OhumKyire and are celebrated in June/July and September/ October respectively.

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These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

Check out the wonderful display of Ghanaian culture at its very finest below

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

The festival is for the worshipping of the ancestral stools and the spirits of those who formerly occupied them, also to mark the first harvest (yam) of the year and to ask for blessings for the coming year.

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

The duration of the festival is 2 days (Tuesday – Wednesday).

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

Two weeks before the festival, a ban in is placed on drumming, dancing and noise making.

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

The grand durbar of this year’s festival took place on 17th July 2017 and witnessed many respectable dignitaries, such as His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and others gracing the ceremony.

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

These photos of the Ohum Festival are enough proof that there is wealth in Ghana

We give a warm Ayekoo to all who were able to celebrate the joyous occasion.

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