Every day, people all across the world celebrate a variety of festivals, and Ghana is no exception. When you visit Ghana, you will find a variety of unique festivals held throughout the year. These traditional festivals promote peace and bring people from all walks of life together to celebrate the past and present. They are also celebrated to commemorate harvest seasons, remember the history of migration of specific ethnic groups, and for a variety of other fascinating reasons. Aboakyir, Bakatue, which is celebrated by the people of Elmina, Hogbetsotso by the Ewes, Akwasidae, Homowo, and many other traditional festivals are among them.
However, one of the major Ashanti festivities was held today in the United Kingdom. The great ruler of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, brought Awukudae, which means Wednesday, which is an Ashanti festival celebrated nine times a year by the Ashantis, to the United Kingdom.
The celebration was taken to United Kingdom by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and his kinsmen, who celebrated it with the Ashanti diaspora. And this proved what we all know that the Ashanti people are capable of uniting regardless of where they are.
Even though the celebration was held in Uk, it was nevertheless celebrated in the same manner as it had always been. As is customary, the Asantehene entered and conducted all of the essential rituals that the traditional custom requires during this spectacular occasion. Many Ashanti people in London visited the festival to meet and enjoy the Wednesday celebration with the monarch in their transitional attire, proudly displaying their traditional and culture to the people in United Kingdom.
Following the conclusion of the celebration, the king rose from his throne and proceeded to greet and walk among his people. Many people took photographs of him, while others took advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with him. Others complimented him for paying them a visit in the United Kingdom, demonstrating how appreciative they are of his presence there in the great city. The king celebrating the Awukudae festival with his people there also shows how important they are to him even at where they are.
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