Kpledjoo Festival


  • Cultural festival
  • 01 Apr 2024
  • Sakumo Lagoon
    Tema - Greater Accra
  • Ghana


The Kpledjoo Festival is an annual harvest festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It is usually celebrated in late March or first week in April depending on the moon.

It is celebrated to facilitate the recovery of the Sakumo Lagoon for high yield during harvest. There is a 5-month temporary ban on trapping of crabs and fishing from the lagoon before the festival.

Before the public are allowed access to the lagoon, the priest of the Sakumo lagoon performs some rituals on the banks.

The climax is a grand-durbar of chiefs and people and general merry-making as well as passionately free-for-all hugging.

Image by Yaw Pare.