5 Holiday Traditions That Will Only Make Sense To You If You’re Ghanaian

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During the holidays people all over the world have all sorts of different beautiful traditions like ‘Santa Clause’ and waking up to presents underneath Christmas trees. And then there is Ghana. We also have holiday traditions but of course there’s a very Ghanaian spin on them. Here are 5 of our holiday traditions that make so much sense (when you’re Ghanaian).

Christmas Day Fufu

Fufu with soup
Fufu with soup image via Twitter//@Aduanipa1

When it comes to holidays in Ghana Fufu always features heavily. Can’t you just picture the Christmas Fufu in the middle of a large bowl and it’s being attacked by all the different variety of meats swimming in some spicy light soup? Ooh. Isn’t it 25th already?

Giving Out Food

Image of waakye food via biscuitsandladles.com

Ghanaians are very charitable people. And we like food. Christmas is the perfect time where these two passions meet. We try and share Christmas food with family, neighbours and friends because nothing for a Ghanaian woman nothing shows that she cares like her A+ cooking.


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Even if you don’t buy any knockout yourself, you won’t be disappointed. You will still be able to witness the epic knockout choreographies of the kids in your neighbourhood (if even only by sound).

Church. So Much Church

Christmas is literally the holiday where we celebrate the birth of Christ. If you don’t go to church when else will you go to church. Even for people who are irreligious throughout the year when Christmas comes it’s impossible to say no to church because your family will literally drag you if they have to.

A Great Decline In The Country’s Chicken And Goat Population

Lemon Garlic Baked Drumsticks (photo: Delish)

Christmas time in Ghana is an extremely scary time to be a chicken or a goat. There’s not a very big chance that any given goat/chicken won’t be cooked into a delicious kebab or find itself garnishing some peppery light soup.

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