The richness and diversity of Ghanaian culture, combined with the desire to preserve ancient traditions and customs, has inevitably created a host of cultural festivals and Ghana events to be celebrated throughout the year. Other national events in Ghana added to the calendar below will give visitors a rich Ghanaian experience akin to no other. Plan your holiday in Ghana to coincide with one of these great upcoming Ghana events, celebrations or festivals. Don't hesitate to contact us for help in finding the right Ghana accommodation as you plan your trip.
Awukudae is a series of festivals that take place every Sunday at about 6 week intervals. It is a celebration of the milestones of the Ashanti Empire, and stool which is the embodiment of the soul of the Ashanti people. The root of the meaning of Awukadae is to take a break from the real world and celebrate and focus on the spiritual world, so one can then continue to carry on with one’s purpose.
This festival brings the Offinso people together to plan and organise themselves for the development of the coming year.
* A festival of chiefs and people which comes off in the first week of November.
* The grand durbar falls on the first Saturday of November every year.
This festival bring together the Mqasaaso people with their chiefs for a celebration of the hospitality of the kings.
The festival unites people of Ashanti descent. During the Esumegya event, ancestral sites of importance and routes are visited. This celebration is held annually in March.
Ghana's attainment of independence from it colonial master, Britain, is historic because it was the first black African country to gain independence and it sparked the chain of events that got many other African countries their freedom from colonial rule. The leader then was the Pan-Africanist Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
The Aboakyer Festival is celebrated by the people of Simpa or Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana.