Kundum Festival


23 May 2019

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Kundum Festival


The Kundum festival is a festival celebrated by the Ahanta and Nzema people in the Western Region of Ghana. The main purpose of the festival celebration is to thank God for the abundance of food harvest period each year. The festival starts on the day the fruit of a certain palm tree becomes ripe. The Kundum festival is a four months festival celebrated at weekly intervals from town to town between August and November every year. Three weeks are strictly used for the preparation and the final week used as the main week for the festival celebration.



Because the festival is celebrated with the purpose of thanking God for food, on the day of the event, the Kundum fire is used to do the cooking leading to women cooking different types of foods/meals. The final week involves the Kundum ritual dance of which both males and females have a special separate dance accompanied by the Kundum drums and songs. The people of Nzema perform few sacrifices and eat to their satisfaction while they all join to celebrate till the end of the day.



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