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African Festivals. By: G.I. Fan. Western African Festivals. Aboakyir Festival Panafest Diafarabe Cattle Crossing. Aboakyir Festival. Celebrated in May of every year. In 2006 it took place on the 6 th of May. Celebrated by the people of Simpa or Winneba in Central Ghana.

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african festivals

African Festivals

By: G.I. Fan

western african festivals
Western African Festivals
  • Aboakyir Festival
  • Panafest
  • Diafarabe Cattle Crossing
aboakyir festival
Aboakyir Festival
  • Celebrated in May of every year.
  • In 2006 it took place on the 6th of May.
  • Celebrated by the people of Simpa or Winneba in Central Ghana.
why is it celebrated
Why is it Celebrated?
  • The migration of the Simpa and Winneba people from the western Sudan empire to Ghana.
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The migration was led by two brothers and a God named Otu.
  • Otu demanded offerings.
    • One young member of the royal family a year.
    • A member of the wild cat family that was to be beheaded in front of him.
    • A Bush Buck
panafest
Panafest
  • To bring to light the truth about African history threw art and culture.
  • Enhance development
  • Promote unity in the continent of the continent.
what happens at the festival
There is a forum that promotes unity

A slave march reenactment

A midnight vigil

Musical and dramatic performances

What happens at the festival?
diafarabe cattle crossing
Diafarabe Cattle Crossing
  • Held every December
  • Herders bring their cattle to the rivers of Diafarabe to graze.
  • On the other side of the river families are reunited for a couple days.
promenade des jeunes
Promenade des Jeunes
  • Unmarried men and women dress up in order to attract each other.
competitions
Competitions
  • They judge the fattest cow.
    • The winner will receive a useful prize.
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