'Millet Festival' of the Krobo tribe (Oct 7 - Oct 28//Nov 2) Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014To: Sunday, November 02, 2014Venue: Krobo Address: Eastern Region, GhanaOrganiser: Krobo Municipality
'Millet Festival' of the Krobo tribe in the eastern region of Ghana.
This festival is celebrated by the chiefs and people of Manya Krobo. It started in 1944 to foster tribal similarities and celebrate bumper harvests. Ngmayem means millet eating, millet being the staple diet of the Krobos when they lived in the mountains.
Program of festivities.
(Monday) 7th October, 2014 - Crowning of woman of substance and virtue (yo kama).
Morning till afternoon event to crown the innovate woman of substance who does community work and projects in the Krobo society. It is full of traditional drumming and dancing and women education about social vices that affects women.
Duration: Morning 9 AM - Late afternoon
(Tuesday) 28th October, 2014 - Traditional Stool Cleansing.
The Krobo tribe and elders use the whole day calling on all gods and voodoo of the land to cleanse the town of any evil spirit and invoke blessing on the land and bumper harvest for the coming years and beyond. This is ritual time where the traditional priests kill ram and pour libation to the gods.
Duration: Morning - Late afternoon.
(Wednesday) 29th October, 2014 - Royal Pilgrimage to the krobo royal cemetery.
Traditional chiefs and queen mothers and palace guards gather at the fore court of the paramount kings palace for ritual incantations after which they depart in their traditional war dress ad-mist drumming and dancing to the royal cemetery to pay homage to deceased kings of the land.
From the royal cemetery the kings are carried high on, traditional executioners fire musketry to the fore court of the kings palace.
Duration: Morning 7 Am - Midday.
(Thursday) 30th October, 2014 - Adventure Hiking
Trail / Carnival at the krobo ancestral home (krobo mountain).
The Krobo tribe in Ghana lived on top of the Krobo mountains when the then British who were colonial masters invade and oust them down so they could pay tax to them. Every year tourist and krobo citizens visit the krobo mountain to celebrate.
Tourist shall have the opportunity to see ancestral caves, rock pedestals, monuments. This year festival shall enable tourist to rent tents on the mountain take extreme adventure if they wish.
Tourist would have the privilege to dance and groove to good music and live recreation activities at the foot of the krobo mountain.
Duration: Morning 9 Am - till you drop out.
(Friday) 31th October, 2014 - Grand Gathering Of Krobo State Royals and citizens & night live performances by Ghanaian famous artists.
Climax of every Ghanaian cultural festival is the gathering of traditional chiefs, queen mothers, linguists, king sward bearers, fetish priests and locals dress in their traditional outfits to see the king address the citizens. During this gathering the president of Ghana does attend to address the citizens but if he could make it he delegates any of the ministers in government to participate and address the citizens of government development projects or agenda focused towards the krobo state development.
Night carnivals across the entire streets of Manya Krobo municipality admits noise from sound systems and live performance on parks and streets.
Duration: Morning 9am till you drop out.
(Saturday) 1st November, 2014 - Beauty Pageant
Saturday is a day set aside for families to visit friends and solve disputes, feasting together, visiting the market to buy beads and food stuffs etc. Streets shall be busy and lot of fun activities like soccer matches and other activities all over town.
Duration: Morning till you drop out.
(Sunday) 2nd November, 2014 - Inter non denominational church service.
Sunday there shall be inter non denominational church service to thank GOD for granting Manya Krobo state good festival celebration.
Duration: Morning till Afternoon
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