The chiefs and people of Mpuasu-Japekrom Traditional Area are known for the celebration of the annual Munufie Festival (annual yam harvest festival). This is usually celebrated at Japekrom in the last quarter of every year and brings together chiefs, queen mothers, dignitaries and several people (both in Ghana and abroad) to participate and witness the events. It is celebrated to mark the close of the farming season and to set the tone for the commencement of yet another farming season. It is the major festival of the Mpuasu-Japekrom Traditional Area.
Every year during the festival, all citizens from Jaman South District travel from abroad to come and partake in the celebration of the Fofie Festival.
This year's Munufie Festival has just commenced and I'm happy to be part of it. Currently, my location is at Japekrom, Jaman South District near Drobo in the Bono Region of Ghana.
Yesterday all the people and students from Japekrom, Kwasibuokrom and the surrounding towns of Japekrom brought a log of fire to their chief to begin the Fofie Festival this year.
According to the people, Nananom will use the fire to roast the yam and feed the gods during the festival. Today, the traditional council of Japekrom will meet and burn some of the firewoods (logs of fire) at the Chief's Palace.
During the opening of the festival yesterday, a lot of students went to present their firewoods to their chief. The logs of fire would be burnt to ashes this evening, kindly follow me keenly as I bring to you all the details of the Munufie Festival.
Let's take a look at some of the pictures of the commencement of the festival below;
Hopefully, I will come your way with all the activities of this year's Munufie Festival, stay connected. Share for others to know more about our culture.
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