In Africa, the harvest festivals have a lot of religious connotations. Dancing and singing are a special part during the festival.
People who take part in dances wear traditional masks and outfits. Each dance sequence unfolds a unique story.
The Liberian Thanksgiving takes its inspiration directly from the American version, which isn’t surprising given that Liberia was founded in the 19th century by freed slaves from the U.S. The Liberian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the first Thursday in November.
Ghana’s Homowo Festival is a yam harvest celebration in Accra, a coastal region of Ghana, is meant to commemorate a period of famine in the Ga people’s history.
The word “homowo” means “hooted at hunger,” which is what their ancestors did in the face of famine, before getting to work cultivating the land for food. Today, the festival occurs around harvest time between May and August.
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