Dipo festival, the krobo's legacy dipo festival is one of the famous and important festivals in ghana it is celebrated by the people of manya and yilo krobo, in krobo odumase and somanya in the eastern region this is also known as puberty rites, and is performed on adolescent girls to initiates them to womanhood. In june 2013, a traditional ruler in an akan community advocated the reintroduction of the 'bragoro' puberty rite to help reduce hiv infections among the youth1 in his view, the focus of ghana's strategic plan of reducing new hiv infections by 50% at the end of 2015 will be a mirage if pragmatic. Puberty rites in ghana puberty rites after the child naming ceremony, puberty rites are the next set of rituals of social status transformation which children undergo in ghanaian culture the most well preserved puberty rites are the dipo (pictured) of the krobo ethnic group and the bragoro of the ashanti’s. Ghana in the eastern region of ghana, the krobo people celebrate puberty rites with a festival called dipo — celebrated in the month of april the festival is to initiate girls into adolescence because it is believed that girls who participate in this ritual before they ever have any sort of sexual contact with a man will be good wives. A rite of passage is a ceremony of the passage which occurs when an individual leaves one group to enter another it involves a significant change of status in society in cultural anthropology the term is the anglicisation of rite de passage,.
Rites have significance beyond just honoring or acknowledging the change in the girl's life some cultures use this as a chance to teach ethics and sexual morality to girls, or to choose a mate for the girl. The puberty rites not marriage rites are the sine qua non for legitimate birth and as rattray notes (1927: 188-189) the rites are held far more with the idea of safe- in the northern and upper regions of ghana the menarche is rather the signal to prepare for marriage than for the celebration of public puberty rites indeed young. The puberty right is celebrated in the months of april and may each year although only girls are taken through the rites, boys and men are equally bonded by the laws guiding dipo parents are obliged to ensure the celibacy of their girl children or they risk losing them through banishment should they get pregnant before celebrating dipo.
Dipo puberty rite leaves krobos in limbo may 22, 2016 indigenes of manya krobo in the eastern region are divided over the continuous celebration of dipo puberty rites following what some describe as a violation of the rights of the girls. Dipo is a ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of odumase in the eastern region of ghana the festival is celebrated in the month of april every year the festival is used to usher into puberty, girls who are virgins and it signifies that a lady, who partakes in it, is of age to be married parents upon hearing announcement of the rites send their qualified girls to the chief. The dipo puberty rites of the krobos which are normally associated with merry-making turned sour last sunday when two persons were accidentally shot dead at a shrine at somanya, the traditional headquarters of the yilo krobo paramountcy in the eastern region. By rita dede okumi accra — the krobos are an ethnic group, which still holds on to the celebration of the puberty rite like all initiation rites, the 'dipo' ushers girls into womanhood. Puberty rites of the krobo (dipo): “dipo” is the name given to girls’ puberty rites among the krobo a girl who takes part in the puberty rites is called “dipo-yo” (dipo girl.
Puberty rites in ghana that deal with positivepuberty rites mark the transition into a sexual world5 see wwwkungoniorgpdf for a full description ofthe traditional african including the effutu people in ghana believes that path. Ghanian puberty rites girls go from being young into womanhood in ghana the women are the purity, and dignity of the country and are protected from laws that may harm them. This chapter examines the rites of passage for adolescent girls among the krobo people in eastern ghana called dipo, which are geared toward kloyo peemi or “the making of a krobo woman” in a ten- to twelve-day ceremony, adolescent krobo girls are initiated in a series of ritual practices the first stage begins with donning new clothes and undergoing a series of cleansing rituals that.
You must log in to continue log into facebook log in. How puberty is is performed by the akans indicating thesignifacance that is attachedto the ceremony. Dipo festival ghana- krobo, easternregion of ghana dipo is an initiative festival also known as puberty rites, is a celebration that initiates adolescent girls to womanhood beside the pride it brings to the participant and the entire family, it is believed that girls who go through this ritual successfully, before they “touch” a man. Designed as a se of rituals, puberty rites are an important tool of social status transformation for all the children in the akan community the bragoro puberty rites of the ashanti community and the dipo puberty rites of the krobo are the two most well preserved nubility rites.
Some teen girls have turned the puberty rites festival into ‘twerking’ ground as seen in this video spotted on youtubecom the young ladies who are from fante gomoa in the central region of ghana right after pasing through the ceremony to usher them into adulthood decided to go a little wayward. Puberty rites shai initiates/krobo initiates after the child naming ceremony, puberty rites are the next set of rituals of social status transformation which children undergo in ghanaian culture. Find this pin and more on (nudity warning) krobo (ga subgroup) people of ghana by jeanette wittstein krobo girl dressed for her puberty rite ceremony (dipo) - ghana krobo girl from ghana, west africamy mom's traditional attire krobo girl from ghana, west africa see more. Dipo(puberty rite) published by michael on february 7, 2018 dipo is a ghanaian traditional festival celebrated by the people of odumase in the eastern region of ghanathe festival is celebrated in the month of april every yearthe festival is used to usher into puberty, girls who are virgins and it signifies that a lady, who partakes in it, is.