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Photos: Ga Mashie celebrates Homowo festival

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Nothing brings Gas together more than their centuries-old Homowo festival, which is inextricably linked to their origins as an ethnic group in migration.

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The Ga tribe is believed to have a lineage from the Jewish tribe and its ancestral tradition of the pastoral feast.

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There are various versions of the origin of the Gas, but the fact remains that after travelling from afar, they were first established in Ayawaso under King Ayi Kushi (1510-1535), the first known king of recorded history.

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Ayawaso is around 24 kilometres from the modern Ga towns in the Accra lowlands and coastland in today’s Greater Accra Region.

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Thus the establishment of Ga Mashie, Osu, La, Teshie, Nungua, and Tema spread around the coastal area along the Gulf of Guinea.

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They celebrate by feasting and making incantations for the chiefs and people. They sprinkle food known as ‘Kpekple’ in the town to drive away spirits and protect themselves against diseases.

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Furthermore, the occasion brings the people together to live in harmony with each other.

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Photo Credit: NiiOtoe Bruce-Tagoe of @29PhotoStudio

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