Boaram Festival

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Boaram Festival is an annual harvest festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Talensis in the Bongo Traditional Area in the Upper East Region of Ghana. It is usually celebrated between the months of October and November. [1] [2] [3]

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Celebrations

During the festival, sacrifices are made to the gods. [4] [5]

Significance

The festival is celebrated to give thanks to the gods and ancestors after harvesting farm produce and for granting good health and strength throughout the farming season. [6] [7]

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