Homowo is a harvest festival celebrated by the Ga people from the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.The word Homowo (Homo hunger, wohoot) can mean to hoot (or jeer) at hunger” in the Ga language.The festival starts in the month of May with the planting of crops before the rainy season starts by the traditional priests. After this there is a 30 ban on drumming and noise which is imposed on the land by the priests. As it is believed that it disturbs the gods.
The tradition of Homowo started with a period of hunger leading to famine due to failure of the seasonal rains needed by crops in the Greater Accra Region, where the Ga people predominantly dwell. When the rains returned to normal, the Ga people celebrated by creating the Homowo festival, hence its name and meaning. Homowo is greatly celebrated in all the towns in the Ga state with celebrations climaxing in Gamashie
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Greater Accra Region