Friday, April 19, 2024
HomeiGhanaian TVKrobo’s ‘dipo’ display during independence day celebrations causes stir on social media

Krobo’s ‘dipo’ display during independence day celebrations causes stir on social media

- Advertisement -

A video circulating on social media has sparked controversy as it showcases the Krobo people publicly displaying their cultural heritage.

The footage captures a young lady in traditional attire participating in a ritual where a napkin is rubbed across her body, eliciting mixed reactions from viewers.

The incident took place in Koforidua and has ignited a heated debate, with some calling for a ban on such practices while others appreciate the cultural significance it holds. This controversial event is part of the Dipo Rites, a well-known but criticized traditional festival and practice in Ghana.

- Advertisement -

Despite facing criticism, the Dipo Rites remain one of the most attended events in the country, attracting significant interest from tourists. Celebrated by the people of Odumase Krobo in the Eastern region of Ghana, this festival takes place annually in April.

The Dipo Rites symbolize the transition of virgin girls into womanhood, indicating their eligibility for marriage. Parents send their eligible daughters to the chief priest upon hearing the announcement of the rites.

However, participation in the festival requires the girls to undergo rituals and tests to prove their chastity before being considered qualified.

- Advertisement -

The video has sparked a conversation online, with some questioning the practices of the Dipo Rites, while others defend the cultural traditions of the Krobo people.

The cultural significance and deep-rooted traditions of the festival continue to be a topic of discussion among Ghanaians.

- Advertisement -
Cecelia Chintoh
Cecelia Chintohhttp://ighanaian.com/journalist/cecelia
I'm Cecelia Chintoh, a Ghanaian blogger with many years of experience in the field of journalism. I'm an Editor at Ghanafuo.com, and currently the Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor at iGhanaian.com. I love to write about random stuff, but particularly about my lifestyle and opinions.
RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Latest Stories

- Advertisment -