Willa Festival

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Wilaa Festival is an annual festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Takpo in the Nadowli district in the Upper West Region of Ghana. [1] [2] It is usually celebrated in the month of April. [3] Others also claim it is celebrated in March. [4]

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Celebrations

During the festival, visitors are welcomed to share food and drinks. The people put on traditional clothes and there is durbar of chiefs. There is also dancing and drumming. [5]

Significance

This festival is celebrated to give thanks to their ancestral gods, ask for guidance and protection and pacification of gods of the Wilaa shrine. [6] [7]

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References

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  2. "Upper West Region". Community Water and Sanitation Agency. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  3. "Festivals Ghana - Easy Track Ghana". www.easytrackghana.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  4. "National Commission on Culture - Ghana - Upper West Region". www.s158663955.websitehome.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-23.
  5. "Major Festivals". www.ghanaembassyiran.com. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  6. Editor (2016-02-24). "Upper East Region". touringghana.com. Retrieved 2020-08-23.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
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