KLIKOR WELCOMES THOUSANDS FOR KLI – ADZIMA, MAMA VENA FESTIVAL

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Thousands of people troupe Klikor township to celebrate the annual Kli-Adzima & Mama Vena festival. People travel far and near to pray for themselves, families, friends, businesses and the country as a whole.

There are specific days of significance, on which rites are performed, starting from Afegame, through to Ablorgame via Ablotsivia. Some of these rites are “Balili” (mud smearing) and “Tagbayiyi” (ask one of the sankofa teachers for the English names). Balili is mainly for women, where they come together at a given location to pray and ask God for long life, good health and success. Tagbayiyi on the other hand is the time men also come together, pray and ask for success and long life for all races.

In an interaction with some people who graced the festival in previous years, they express joy and gratitude for being alive to witness this great day, yet. Some of them are also waiting patiently for their problems to be solved when they finish praying and celebrating the festival.

From my investigation, people from Accra, Kumasi, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and other neighboring countries, including some citizens of the United States of America. The main reason to celebrating this festival annually is to pray for success for people across the lands. The festival will class climax on the 13th of August, 2018. Drumming, dancing and other related activities will take place as part of the festival.

The Priests of the adjoining shrines, who will host the people are Torgbui Fianugor Womegbeameo and Torgbui Agagli Asipofi of Afegame, Torgbui Nuwordu of Ablotsivia and Torgbui Humali of Ablorgame, all in Klikor township.

Story by
Dodzi Deku, Klikor

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