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|Top 5 Mind Numbering Facts About Odwira Festival by xorlaligh: 11:50am On Aug 05, 2019|
The Odwira Festival is commended by the general population of Akropong-Akuapim, Aburi, Larteh, and Mamfi in the Eastern Region, 30 miles from the capital, Accra. It is additionally a couple of minutes drive from the Aburi Botanical Gardens. This is celebrated in the long stretch of September. The Akuapem Odwira celebration was started by the nineteenth Okuapimhene of Akropong, Nana Addo Dankwa 1 (1811-1835) and was first celebrated on October 1826. Its criticalness is to praise their triumph over the powerful Ashanti armed force during the notable clash of Katamansu close Dodowa in 1826 and furthermore to scrub themselves and request insurance from their divine beings.
Odwira Festival is seven days in length arrangement of customs and ceremonies performed to refine the town, the general population and in particular, the familial Stools of the Chiefs. It is additionally a celebration to commend the reap of “new Yams”. A month and a half before the event, a few exercises are illegal and weighty fines or genuine discipline are given to individuals who damage this boycott. A portion of these exercises incorporate, no noisy music, no drumming, no whistling after dull and above all NO EATING OF YAMS. Odwira Festival is broken into six days and every day has an essentialness and a reason. This begins on Monday and finishes on Sunday. The following is a separate of what really occurs on every day;
Men from the three royal families in the town proceed to make the way to their genealogical cemetery. This is the hallowed graveyard or “Ammamprobi”. This is done to tell them they are welcome to participate in the celebration.
Toward the beginning of the day, the men from the royal family come back to the holy burial ground to get the forebears’ consent to play out the celebration. As they return, protected by the “Killers” or Abrafo(sing. Obrafo) reciting and discharging firearms, the whole town assembles along the avenues and cheer these men. A message is given to the main that the celebration can continue.
The boycott of the considerable number of exercises referenced above is lifted. Yams would now be able to be entertained in. This day is the Splitting of the New Yam and there’s a great deal of joyful making. Be that as it may, before the yam boycott is lifted and the new yam is notified with the general population, individuals assemble before the royal residence cheering and applauding whiles the most grounded men in the town “fight” against one another to get one of the new yams and take it to his home to cook.One yam is presented at once until every one of the six has been exhausted. This yam game shows who the most grounded man is in the town and it’s likewise interesting, energizing and unbelievable. Trust me, it’s just in Ghana you can encounter celebrations of this gauge.
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