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Chiefs and People of Oguaa Celebrate Afahye Today

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The week long Fetu Afahye of the chiefs and people of Oguaa also known as Cape Coast will be climaxed today with a grand durbar which the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to attend.
A street carnival dubbed: “Orange Friday” was held on Friday, August 31, 2018. This carnival is said to be the second biggest street carnival in West Africa.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Restoration of our heritage: A key to tourism and development.”

The Paramount Chief of Oguaa Traditional Area, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II

Fetu Afahye festival is celebrated on every first Saturday of September annually, by the people and chiefs of Cape Coast Traditional Area in the Central Region of Ghana.
Once upon a time there had been a plague in Cape Coast as history has it. This was devastating and as such demanded that the people of Cape Coast call for an intervention from their gods.
However, it is believed that the inhabitants of Cape Coast and its environs were able to eliminate this plague with the help of their gods, hence, the name “Fetu” originally known as “Efin Tu” (“doing away with dirt”).
Oguaa traditional priests procession during Oguaa Fetu festival in Cape Coast

It is also observed to commemorate a bumper harvest from the sea as well as performing rituals to thank the 77 gods of Oguaa Traditional Area.

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