05

May
2019

Winneba Aboakyer Festival 2019 in pictures and videos

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This year’s Aboakyer Festival has been held at Winneba by the Effutu people. It was pure display of #culture, #tradition, #art and #craft.

 

On Tuesday the fisher folks had their day at the beachfront with the ‘tug of war’ and ‘regatta’ (canoe race) amongst themselves to usher in the festival.

Scenes from Aboakyer Regatta by the fisher folks to usher in the #AboakyerFestival2019 at Winneba. The events were keenly contested with hundreds of community folks cheering them. #SeeGhana #EatGhana #WearGhana #FeelGhana #FestivalsInGhana

Posted by Ghana Tourism Authority on Thursday, May 2, 2019

Scenes from Aboakyer Regatta by the fisher folks to usher in the #AboakyerFestival2019 at Winneba. The events were keenly contested with hundreds of community folks cheering them. #SeeGhana#EatGhana #WearGhana #FeelGhana #FestivalsInGhana

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Scenes from Aboakyer Regatta by the fisher folks to usher in the #AboakyerFestival2019 at Winneba. The events were keenly contested with hundreds of community folks cheering them. #SeeGhana #EatGhana #WearGhana #FeelGhana #FestivalsInGhana

Posted by Ghana Tourism Authority on Thursday, May 2, 2019

 

The PinkThursday which is one of the new additions to the festival witnessed a large float through the principal streets.

 

 

 

 

Friday was for the parading of the gods by the two main Asafo groups. The Otuafo Asafo No. 1 and Dentsifo Asafo No. 2 through the town.

Tuafo Asafo No.1 group of Otuano Royal Stool House parading their god at #AboakyerFestival19 #AboakyerFestival2019..#festivalsInGhana #SeeGhana #EatGhana #WearGhana #FeelGhana

Posted by Ghana Tourism Authority on Friday, May 3, 2019

Tuafo Asafo No.1 group of Otuano Royal Stool House parading their god at #AboakyerFestival19 #AboakyerFestival2019

 

Winneba prepares for #Aboakyer deer hunting as they gather sticks for the hunt which starts at 5am tomorrow. #Winneba. #FeelGhana..#festivalsInGhana #SeeGhana #EatGhana #WearGhana #AboakyerFestival19 #Aboakyer2019

Posted by Ghana Tourism Authority on Friday, May 3, 2019

Winneba prepares for #Aboakyer deer hunting as they gather sticks for the hunt which starts at 5am tomorrow.

Tuafo Asafo No.1 group of Otuano Royal Stool House parading their god at #AboakyerFestival19 #AboakyerFestival2019. They then dip the god 3 times in the sea and proceed with the procession. FeelGhana

 

Dentsifo Asafo No.2 group of Twafo Royal Stool House parading their god at #AboakyerFestival19 #Aboakyer #Festival of the Efutu. They process with the god through the principal streets of #Winneba. #FeelGhana

 

Then came the durbar day on Saturday, when the two Asafo groups set out to hunt for the deer at 5am. The first group that makes a catch then presents it to the durbar grounds for the chief to step on before it is sacrificed on Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

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