History has it that the mystic significance of the Bakatue festival is to bring all sons and daughters of Edinaman together in a very unique way. Nana Kojo Conduah VI said this during a grand durbar of chiefs and people of Elmina on the 11th July to climax this year’s Bakatue Festival, in the. Bakatue Festival. Literally translated to mean “opening up of the Benya Lagoon into the sea”, Bakatue symbolizes the beginning of a fishing season, which is.

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By submitting a comment, you are declaring that you agree bakatke these rules:. Nana Conduah VI took the opportunity to call on the president HE John Mahama to restore payment of monies accrued from the Elmina castle to the Edina Traditional council immediately to help Edinaman develop.


Omanhen, chiefs and indigenes of Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem municipality of restival Central Region on Tuesday celebrated their annual Bakatue Festival amidst pomp and pageantry which displayed their rich cultural heritage. This festival has remained much treasured and constitutes the priceless cultural heritage of its citizens. There are no rituals performed in homes.

It is celebrated in honour of the founder of the central town, Elmina the headquarters to Edina Traditional Area. Your name, rating, website address, town, country, state fextival comment will be publicly displayed if entered.


On the following day, the moral significance of the festival is reflected by the vulgarity of demonstration by men folk causing a lot of embarrassment to women of childbearing age. At the appropriate time the bakatie states gods descend simultaneously and, spiritually possessing the performing priest, direct and control his actions and utterances.

The Dutch reported existence of the festival at least as far back as and was mentioned in a report by Governor Nagtglas in Views Read Edit View history. The wonderful ceremony include processions drumming, singing and dancing in the town. This page was bakateu edited on 6 Februaryat Comments 0 No comments yet. All the fish that is caught by the net, during the ceremony, is offered to the gods as a symbol to thank them for the harvest.

The solemn procession resumes with one of the courtiers carrying wooden tray believed to contain, among other things all the ills and curses of the state.

Bakatue Festival – Wikipedia

After which there is the riding on the lagoon by women in Kente cloth and local festive headgears. This is used to remember your inputs. By posting, you are declaring that you understand this policy:.

Festivals in Ghana Elmina. Several revellers and holiday makers including foreigners thronged Elmina to join in the merry making. The trained and experienced observer can bakayue which god is on the ascendancy by the dancing style of the priest on floor.

The sounding of the Royal State drum Aketsewta warns people to take cover and give way to the deity. The day is married to various engagements in war with states, which were hostile particularly the last Edina Fante war which was fought on Tuesday, 26 May, Cultural Sites and See Ghana.


Bakate naturally flows into the sea. A state proclamation is made by means of gong gong the traditional stool — to — people information giving by which. Unlike Edina Bronya which is the annual libation day in January, there is not much family re union. The Edinamanhen and the Paramount Chief for Edina Traditional Area, Nana Kojo Conduah VI, has called on his subjects to uphold good environmental cleanliness and sanitation in within featival communities to attract tourists to the area.

The exchange of yarn and fish between Eguafo and Edina respectively at baatue material time is a pointer of the historical close-knit unity of the two traditional areas.

This signifies the condemnation of immorality on the side of men bamatue is believed to be an offence against the state as a whole. I have read and agree to the terms and conditions.

To commemorate the discovery, a hut was erected where the emigrants refreshed.

See Ghana and Cultural Sites. Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive notifications when new information is available. State Courtiers and all concerned citizens take their right positions and get themselves ready to watch the drumming and dancing and to consult the oracle and answer spiritual enquiries when necessary.