Samanpiid Festival

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The Samanpiid Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the Kusasis in the Kusaug Traditional Area in the Upper East Region of Ghana . [1] The festival is one that is used to thank God for a bumper harvest during the farming season. [1] [2] The festival was first celebrated in 1987. The 26th Anniversary had former president Jerry John Rawlings as a guest speaker. [2]

Upper East Region Region in Ghana

The Upper East Region is located in north Ghana and is the second smallest of 10 administrative regions in Ghana, occupying a total land surface of 8,842 square kilometers or 2.7 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The Upper East regional capital is Bolgatanga, sometimes referred to as Bolga. Other major towns in the region include Navrongo, Paga, Bawku and Zebilla.

Ghana Republic in West Africa

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Rawlings calls for cabinet reshuffle". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 "Mahama's appointees not correct - Rawlings". myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 30 December 2013.