Time of Year: Between October and November
Area: Northern Region
The Dagombas in Ghana’s northern region observe the Bugum Chugu festival, a fire celebration, in the first lunar month. The ninth month of the year, often known as the month of fire, is when this celebration is held. Approximately 500,000 northerners, including those from the southern region of Ghana, attend this celebration together. The residents of Dagbon play Ziem and dance to it as part of the festivities for the fire festival.
Therefore, this event is held to commemorate this significant night when the Ark touched down following the great flood. In addition, according to Traditionalists, a great king once lost his son, forcing a search party to ignite torches (flashlights) at night to look for the prince. As a result, this event is recalled every year, and the fire festival is celebrated to commemorate this crucial evening.