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.
The two instances are known as OhumKan and OhumKyire and are celebrated in June/July and September/ October respectively.
Check out the wonderful display of Ghanaian culture at its very finest below
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.
The duration of the festival is 2 days (Tuesday – Wednesday).
Two weeks before the festival, a ban in is placed on drumming, dancing and noise making.
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.
We give a warm Ayekoo to all who were able to celebrate the joyous occasion.
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