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Aboakyer (Deer Hunt) Festival

The Effutu people of Winneba, Ghana, celebrate the Deer-Hunting Festival by making an offering to the god Penkye Otu. Two groups known as the Asafo companies, each consisting of about 150 people, compete in a deer hunt that begins at dawn with the pounding of drums and the ringing of bells. When the first deer is caught, the victorious company brings it back alive and presents it proudly to their chief. Then the animal is taken back to the village, where dancing and drumming continue in an effort to placate Penkye Otu so that he will bring them a bountiful year. More...
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Aboakyer (Deer Hunt) Festival
The Effutu people of Winneba, Ghana, celebrate the Deer-Hunting Festival by making an offering to the god Penkye Otu. Two groups known as the Asafo companies, each consisting of about 150 people, compete in a deer hunt that begins at dawn with the pounding of drums and the ringing of bells. When the first deer is caught, the victorious company brings it back alive and presents it proudly to their chief. Then the animal is taken back to the village, where dancing and drumming continue in an effort to placate Penkye Otu so that he will bring them a bountiful year.
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Aboakyer Festival

(Antelope hunting)

Winneba, Central Region




This festival is held on the first Saturday of the month of May. It kicks off with a competitive hunt between two groups within the village. Each group tries to catch an antelope. The goal of the hunt is to try to catch the animal alive in order to display the strength, power and bravery of these warriors. Once the antelope has been caught the village celebrates by sacrificing the animal to the gods. Other events include the colorful procession of the chiefs and sub-chiefs with native music, dancing and story telling.


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