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The Edina Bakatue Festival (more to history)

   The Bakatue Festival is celebrated by the chiefs and peoples of Elmina in theCentral region of Ghana.[1] The festival, established at least as far back as 1847, is celebrated on the first Tuesday in the month of July every year.[1]

The Dutch reported existence of the festival at least as far back as 1847 and was mentioned in a report by Governor Nagtglas in 1860.[2] The festival is used to mark the beginning of the fishing season in Elmina.[3] The name Bakatue is got from the Fante dialect which translates as draining of a lagoon.[4] The celebration of the festival was instituted to commemorate the founding of Elmina by the Portuguese in the early days of the colonization of the then Gold Coast.[4] It also is used to offer thanks and prayers to the gods for a good fishing year.
(Source: wikipedia.org)

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