The chiefs and people of the Anlo Traditional area will today mark their annual Hogbetsotso Festival.
This is a festival of the people of Anlo in the Volta Region of Ghana is to remind them of their journey from their former home of Notsie, to their present settlement in Ghana.
The highlight of the Hogbetsotso Festival celebration is a grand durbar of the chiefs and people of the traditional area.
There will be drumming and dancing and merry making.
The dancing is the most intriguing part, with the very popular “Agbadza and Atsagbekor” dance which is very intense and fun filled.
The festival is a great time for the people, as this marks a great time in their history and is a time for settling disputes and getting to know each other.
The Hogbetsotso festival is celebrated by the chiefs and people of Anloga in the Volta region of Ghana.
The festival is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in the month of November.
The name of the festival is derived from the Ewe language and translates as, the festival of exodus. or “coming from Hogbe” (Notsie).
The celebration of the festival was instituted more than four decades ago.