March 23, 2021

Edina Bakatue 2021 Cancelled


Edina Bakatue is a remembrance festival celebrated by the people of the Edina State in the Central Region of Ghana. The festival is a 6 week celebration that officially culminates on the 1st Tuesday of July with Bakatue or opening of the lagoon to remember the pact made between man and god when the founder of the town Kwaw Amankwah made an agreement the spirit of the Benya lagoon when he went thirsty for 3 days during a hunting expedition.

On this Tuesday the chiefs of the various towns of the Edina state and the people display their rich tradition, culture and heritage. The king of Edina State Nana Kodwo Conduah VI leads the rites and supplications that are made to the ancestors.
This year however due to the COVID-19 pandemic the festival has been cancelled for the second time in a row.

In a press briefing and speaking on behalf of the king Nana Kodwo Conduah VI, Nana Kodwo Eduakwa V, Chief of Atonkwa and Akwamuhen of Edina Traditional Area made it know that after much deliberation with the traditional council and Brand Elmina this year’s festival has been cancelled

He however made it known that together with the organisers Brand Elmina majority of the events will be done virtually
And also all traditional rites that must be done will be observed.