African traditions can be experienced in their truest spirit at Ghana’s capital city Accra, where one can find countless things to observe and perform while on a trip to this place. Ghana celebrates life at every stage which is evidently seen through its festivals of harvest, draught, fishing season and not leaving out the celebration for the onset of rain. Accra being the capital city draws lots of international visitors throughout the year who are observant towards flight deals which suit them the best.
The famous events and admired festivals of Ghana are most passionately celebrated by the locals at Accra who get together in towns and villages all around the city. Staying here for a holiday in January may offer you the thrilling array of activities during the Bugum Festival. This major traditional event involves festive drumming, dancing, processions and tribal shows which continue to entertain every spectator and partaker until the breaking hours of the day. This is the time when visitors can also buy airline tickets at considerably cheaper rates making their holiday boost up with some real African celebration.
Further up for a January holiday is the ‘Edina Buronya Festival’ which is a local version of Christmas and is a phase of purification, remembrance of the departed souls, surrender to the Gods and New Year salutation. Though the main venue of this celebration is Edina, it should be noted that Edina is in close proximity to the capital city and hence the festivity should be on your ‘don’t miss list’ for events also because it will give you an insight to the Ghanaian version of Christmas. Each one in your family will find something to excite himself/herself with through the dancing, drumming and many more programs lined up for the event. And last but not the least, the fish catching ritual also coincides with the Edina Buronya Festival, to present you with additional fun.
Fishing and merrymaking during the Harvest season!
If one has opted for flights to Accra during March, then the Independence Day celebration of Ghana is what one can look forward to for some unforgettable moments as Ghana does this in the most remarkable manner. This historical day falls on the 6th of March and people feel Accra is the best place to be at for the real celebration. What's more this time is that the harvest season is in full swing and people of Greater Accra region are all geared up to facilitate the harvest. Besides taking care of the harvest, the festival also aims to give liberty to the general public to fish near Sakumo Lagoon which is otherwise banned for fishing and crab trapping. The climax of this festivity is even more pleasurable to witness a grand-durber of the people and their chiefs along with general merry-making.
African Choral Festival will take place in March, featuring performances by choirs and performing art bands from across the world. This event will set off to entertain the visitors, who land at the international airport by making a smart decision of booking cheap flights to Accra before the first week of March, 2012. The April event which is another awaited one is the Fashion Festival Ghana bringing a series of creative, dynamic and interactive fashion events, aiming to promote African fashion.
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