Homowo: the hunger hooting festival in Ghana

Ghana is famous for its colorful traditional festivals and durbars celebrated yearly in different parts of the country. One of such festivals is Homowo, which is celebrated by the Ga ethnic group and highlighted at varying times by different quarters of the Gas of Accra.
Homowo is derived from two Ga words: “Homo” meaning hunger, and “Wo,” meaning to hoot at, hence the name hooting at hunger.
Homowo, which is celebrated annually between August and September, is to commemorate that day when hunger was defeated, hooted at, and ridiculed.
Dressed in traditional attire, the traditional rulers and elders gathered to see the chief priest peHrform some rituals to the gods for good health and to usher in the new season amidst traditional music and dance.

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