Festivals and Events
Celebrated in Akyem (Abuakwa Traditional area).
The festival is celebrated twice a year. These are known as OhumKan and OhumKyire and celebrated in June/July and September/ October respectively.
Marking the anniversary of the Akyem Nation: worshipping of the ancestral stools and the spirits of those who formerly occupied them.
The celebration is also to mark the first harvest (yam) of the year and to ask for blessings for the coming year.
The duration of the festival is 2 days (Tuesday – Wednesday). Two weeks before the festival, a ban in placed on drumming, dancing and noise making. Monday preceding the Tuesday, home the first harvest f the year and to have plenty of food in the house for the duration of the celebrations.
Map only shows points of interest within a few kilometers of Ohum Festival .