2017 Asafotufiam Festival

2017 Asafotufiam Festival
upcoming in 5 days

Starts: Thursday, 27 July, 2017 09:00am

Ends: Sunday, 6 August, 2017 05:00pm

Event Details

Asafotu Festival is celebrated by the Ga-Adangbe people of Ghana and Togo. The Ada/Dangbe East people celebrate Asafotu which is also called 'Asafotufiam', an annual warrior's festival celebrated by Ga-Dangbe people from the last Thursday of July to the first weekend of August. It commemorates the victories of the warriors in battle, fought by their ancestors which were all won, those who fell on the battlefield. To re-enact these historic events, the warrior dresses in traditional battle dress and stage a mock battle. This is also a time when the young men are introduced to warfare to become worriors
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