Kente weaving in Ghana

Afringi Festival

A festival of the Chiefs and people of the Yeji Traditional Area which’s date of celebration is dependant on the Nananom every year. This festival unites the people, ushers in new developmental projects and serves as a period of assessment of the activities of the outgoing year.



Adinkafo Festival

This festival is celebrated in Hwidiem by the Chiefs and people of the Hwidiem Traditional Area. The Adinkafo festival is celebrated annually in either March or April. The festival commemorates the migration of the Hwidiem people from Denkyira Ntomu, there are sacrifices of food and animals to the gods and ancestors.


Adaekese Festival

This is a very important, albeit rare celebration of the Ashanti's. It is held in a large open space in the capital city of Kumasi. The festival is normally well attended and embraced by Ashanti's from all walks of life.
Basically, the Adae Kese celebrations are magnified forms of Sunday Adae festivals, celebrated every six weeks in accordance with the Akan calender which is based on a cycle of forty- two days and nine months in a year. Invariably, the last Akwasidae festival is set aside for the celebration of Adae Kese.

Aboakye (deer hunt) Festival

 “Aboakyere” literally means game hunting. This popular festival celebrated on the first Saturday of May by the Chiefs and people of Winneba. The festival begins with a competitive hunt between two traditional warrior groups in a nearby game reserve, where each tries to catch a live deer. The winner presents the catch to the Paramount Chief who sits in states with the sub-Chiefs and subjects.