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PANAFEST – Pan African Festival (July 2024 – August 2024)

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Duration

10 Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Panafest Festival

PANAFEST Festival – Pan African Festival, abbreviated PANAFEST, is a biennial cultural event held in Ghana. This festival honors African culture, heritage, and identity while promoting unity and solidarity among people of African descent. Panafest 2024

PANAFEST – Ghana Tour

Pan African Festival of Arts & Culture was founded this Ghana Tour in 1992 and has since grown to become one of Africa’s most important cultural events. Thousands of people from all over the world attend the festival, including artists, scholars, activists, and cultural enthusiasts.

PANAFEST is a two-week celebration of African culture, featuring diverse events like theater, film, music, art, workshops, and conferences. The festival promotes cultural exchange and dialogue among participants while highlighting the richness and diversity of African culture.

The procession of chiefs and dignitaries from various African countries, which takes place during the opening ceremony, is one of the festival’s highlights. This colorful procession, which includes traditional African attire, music, and dance, is a powerful symbol of African unity and solidarity.

Another important aspect of PANAFEST is its emphasis on promoting African diaspora history and heritage. PANAFEST celebration showcases African contributions to global culture, economics, and politics through various activities and events.

Pan African Festival of Arts & Culture

Pan African Festival of Arts & Culture also provides a venue for artists and cultural practitioners to showcase their work and network with other artists worldwide. Participants can learn new skills, exchange ideas, and form long-lasting relationships through workshops, performances, and exhibitions.

Finally, PANAFEST is a vibrant and dynamic cultural event that celebrates the richness and diversity of African culture while also encouraging unity and solidarity among people of African descent. The festival is a powerful expression of the African spirit, and its influence extends far beyond Ghana’s borders.

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Highlights

  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Explore Elmina Castle
  • Attend the Opening Ceremony of PANAFEST
  • jamestown Attornment and History
  • Tour Kakum National Park
  • Attend Theater Performances
  • Visit the Ashanti Region
  • Attend Closing Ceremony of PANAFEST
  • Emancipation at Assin Manso

Day 1: Accra's Heritage, 25th July, 2023
Day 1: Accra's Heritage, 25th July, 2023

Embark on a cultural journey in Accra with visits to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, honoring Ghana's first President, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, immersing yourself in the legacy of the renowned civil rights activist. This tour starts on the 24 of July.

Day 2: National Museum Discovery & Jamestown's Charms
Day 2: National Museum Discovery & Jamestown's Charms

Explore the rich history and artistic heritage of Ghana at the National Museum, where archaeological treasures and ethnographic artefacts unveil the country's diverse past.

Discover the vibrant district of Jamestown, wandering through its historic lighthouse, colonial-era architecture, and dynamic street art. Attend cultural events for a deeper connection with Jamestown's history.

Day 3-4: Ashanti Region's Cultural Tapestry
Day 3-4: Ashanti Region's Cultural Tapestry

Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of the Ashanti Region, where the Manhyia Palace Museum unveils the captivating history of the Ashanti Kingdom. Engage with the rich heritage as you delve into artifacts and stories that narrate the kingdom's legacy. Immerse yourself further in the vibrant local culture by participating in traditional performances and ceremonies that echo the traditions and customs of the Ashanti people. Additionally, explore the bustling and vibrant Kejetia Market, a sensory feast offering a myriad of goods, spices, and local crafts, providing an authentic glimpse into daily life in Kumasi, the region's bustling capital.

Day 5: Kumasi Craft Center, 28th July, 2023
Day 5: Kumasi Craft Center, 28th July, 2023

Embark on a cultural odyssey as you explore Ashanti craft villages today. In Ahwiaa, witness skilled craftsmen carving royal stools, walking sticks, and fertility dolls from wood, providing an opportunity to acquire these intricately crafted items. Move on to Ntonso, where artisans hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to create Adinkra textiles, showcasing a meticulous art form. Journey to Bonwire, where the renowned Kente cloth is handmade on traditional looms, preserving a time-honored tradition. Observe the vibrant weaving process and acquire these culturally significant textiles.

Day 6: Emancipation Day Reflection & Cape Coast Castle
Day 6: Emancipation Day Reflection & Cape Coast Castle

Experience the solemn commemoration of Emancipation Day at Assin Manso Slave River, a poignant site where enslaved Africans took their final bath before facing the brutal journey into slavery. Reflect on the resilience and sacrifice of those who sought freedom. Then, head to Cape Coast Castle, a haunting relic of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Within its echoing walls, feel the weight of history as you traverse dungeons and the Door of No Return. Embrace the profound significance of Emancipation Day at these historical landmarks, honoring the strength of the human spirit and acknowledging the enduring pursuit of freedom.

Day 7: PANAFEST Kickoff