September is termed as a tourism month in Ghana with lots of events, festivals, and activities taking place. Most tourists travel from various parts of the world to attend these festivals and events, explore Ghana, and participate in activities. The world tourism organization aims to create policies that will improve tourism status and promote local cultures and products. The leading events that attract tourists include;
Oguaa Getu Afahye Festival
Oguaa Getu Afahye Festival is held in the early days of September on Cape Coast. Warrior group processions and significant rituals such as slaughtering livestock and pouring libation take place to acknowledge the seventy-seven deities around this place. Before the festival officially starts, a ban on drumming, music, and noise-making takes place. During this festival, fishing at Fosu lagoon is not allowed to take place until the end. The event features men and children well-dressed in Kente clothes and gold ornaments and women drumming and dancing. Chiefs and elder match in carts with large umbrellas and sceptres during the main day.
Hogbetsotso Festival is held in September to remember the escape of Anlo Ewes from Ruler Agorkoli to Notsie. They walked backwards to escape from the torture of their ruler. Hogbetsotso is a peace-making festival for stool cleansing and environmental sanitation. People are encouraged to avoid worrying about anything but rather believe.
World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day is a very significant event that takes place on the 27th of September. The main agenda of this event is to advance the tourism status of the country by improving its economic value, social, political, and cultural value. World Tourism Day involves video presentations, speeches by members of government, presentations of national tourism awards, and board meetings. International partakers are accorded special tours during this day. During these days you can tour parks and cultural venues for free.
Besides the Events and Festivals, there are vital activities that attract tourists to Ghana during September. These activities include;
Basking at the Fascinating Beaches
Ghana has a sandy coastal region with warm beaches. It is so fun to relax on the white sands of the Cape Three Points Beaches and party late in the evening on Kokrobite Beach on the seashores of the central region of Ghana. Ghana has the most preferred lovers’ beaches in the west African region. You can go bond with your loved ones or even go to celebrate your anniversary in this area. Labadi beach is one of the popular beaches that is accessible for the great Accra city. Busua Beach in Western Region is a favorite spot where you can enjoy surfing.
Enjoying local dishes
The most popular dishes in Ghana generally include a starchy meal with stew. Red red is one of the favorite meals among many Ghanaians; it is a bean stew made with tomatoes, onions, black-eyed peas, and palm oil. It is a delicious and spicy meal that is generally served with fish and a side of fried plantains. Fufu is a national meal which as resembles dough. It is a starch meal prepared with pieces of boiled cassava that is used to thicken the soup. Kenkey is a famous street meal common among the Ga people of Ghana.
Exploring the Ghanaian History
Ghana was the first African country to attain independence in Africa in 1957. There are various historical monuments in Accra city that indicates the fight for freedom. The monuments acknowledge the significance of Ghana’s transformation to freedom. The black star square features the independence Arch, which represents the struggle for independence from British rule. Kwame Nkrumah Park and mausoleum is a significant monument because it is the burial place of the first president and his wife. Besides, the WED DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan-African Culture was the home and office of prominent American civil-rights activists. He was considered the father of Pan-Africanism.