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A royal procession leading to the chief’s palace amidst traditional music ends the festival.

Time of Year: July
Area: Central Region

During the Adae Kese festival, the Ashanti people’s rich cultural legacy is on display. The festival provides a time to reflect on the activities that have taken place over the period under review.  

There are two sections to the celebration. There is a solemn ceremony that is private and is observed by selected members of the royal family in the chief’s palace. Many kinds of ceremonies are carried out to purge the land of any evil. Additionally, the King’s spirit is purified, and the ceremonial feast and drinks are offered to the ghosts of their ancestors. As they carry out their tasks, they ask for their direction and defense of the populace. They ask for the kingdom to flourish, grow, and become more powerful than it has ever been.  

The Adae Kese Festival demonstrates the Ashanti people’s deep trust in their culture and traditions. These celebrations emphasize the excellent principles of such a great nation, who believe that strength comes from unity.

During the Adae Kese festival, the Ashanti people’s rich cultural legacy is on display. The festival provides a time to reflect on the activities that have taken place over the period under review. There are two sections to the celebration. There is a solemn ceremony that is private and is observed by selected members of the royal family in the chief’s palace. Many kinds of ceremonies are carried out to purge the land of any evil. 

Additionally, the King’s spirit is purified, and the ceremonial feast and drinks are offered to the ghosts of their ancestors. As they carry out their tasks, they ask for their direction and defense of the populace. They ask for the kingdom to flourish, grow, and become more powerful than it has ever been.  

The Adae Kese Festival demonstrates the Ashanti people’s deep trust in their culture and traditions. These celebrations emphasize the excellent principles of such a great nation, who believe that strength comes from unity.