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Homowo Festival Begins July 31st

The Homowo festival celebrations will be observed from Saturday, July 31 till Saturday, August 14, the Ga Traditional Council has announced.

The Lante Djan we would be first to observe on July 31 while the Ga Mashie people celebration on August 14. A statement issued and copied the millanews360 by the Council said the celebration would start with 'SHIBAA' (cleaning of millet farm) by the Dantu we on May 3. It said the Nai We would end the cleaning on May 11. this would be followed by 'NMAA DUMO' (planting of millet: ban on drumming and noise making will start between Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 18.

According to the statement, the ban on drumming shall include clapping and drumming during church services, use of noisy musical instruments, positioning of loud speakers outside the church premises And mosque, roadside evangelism and funeral customs.

The next activity is 'NMAA FAA' (reaping of millet)which comes off from Monday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 8. The 'ODADAA' (lifting of the ban on drumming and noise making) would take place on Thursday, June 10 at the forecourt of the Gbese Mante Palace(Gbese Blohun) after which 'MANJURAMO'(purification) would take place on Tuesday, June 15.

The statement entreated indigenes, towns and villages under the jurisdiction of the Ga Traditional Area to cooperate and comply accordingly.

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Ga Traditional Council Homowo Lante Djan


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