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August 27, 2017 1:00 PM Bakra Eid 2017: Significance, History, Celebrations and Feast

Bakra Eid or Eid-al-Adha honours the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son upon the command of God. This year, it will be celebrated from 1st September to 2nd September, 2017. A festival cannot be complete without delicious food; after all different delicacies are the essence of any occasion. Bakra Eid has some special feasts that make it even more exciting 35

August 26, 2017 11:54 AM When Is Eid Al Adha 2017? Facts About Muslim Feast Of Sacrifice

Eid al Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, represents the end of Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. The day is one of the holiest celebrations on the Islamic calendar, and is a public holiday in many Muslim countries. Millions of Muslims across the globe celebrate the day as a reminder of the time when Prophet Ibrahim 43

August 25, 2017 10:44 AM Friday, September 1 is a public holiday

The Ministry for the Interior has said that Friday, 1st September 2017, which marks the Eid al-Adha festival, is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such throughout the country. This was contained in a statement by the Interior Minister, Ambrose Dery, on Thursday, August 24. It is celebrated annually by Muslims to mark Prophet Abraham’s 21

August 23, 2017 6:16 AM Asogli State to launch 2017 Yam Festival

The 2017 Yam Festival organised by the Asogli Traditional Council is slated to occur on Saturday September 16 and would be launched on Friday, August 25, at the Palace Court in Ho. The theme for the festival is: “The role of tradition and culture in governance and development,” and various activities to be undertaken would include clean-up exercises 66

August 22, 2017 12:15 PM Solar eclipse 2017: The pictures you have to see

Americans gazed upwards in their millions on Monday, as a total solar eclipse swept the country. It was the first such eclipse to go from the west to east coasts of the US in 99 years. From schoolchildren in Missouri to mounted patrol officers in Idaho, the nation was transfixed by the sight of the Moon drifting in front of the Sun, and blocking its light 121

August 16, 2017 6:50 AM 4th Ghana Poetry Festival calls for volunteers

Ghana Poetry Festival, an annual event for poets and spoken word artistes will be held in November 2017. The organizers, therefore, invite people to take part in the activities marking the event. By volunteering for the festival, one gets to participate in an educative and exciting event that showcases established and emerging poets and performers in terms 49

August 16, 2017 6:03 AM Falling tree kills 13 at Portuguese festival

LISBON – A huge oak tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira Tuesday, killing 13 people and injuring 49 others, officials said. The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered near the island’s capital of Funchal as part of the Nossa Senhora do Monte festival. It’s Madeira’s biggest annual festivity and was being 15

August 15, 2017 7:47 PM Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb of the main town, Funchal, spreading panic among people enjoying the festivities. Two children are reported to have been killed, and some of the injured are said to be foreign 8

August 15, 2017 7:05 PM The Latest: Death toll in Portugal tree fall rises to 13

Portuguese authorities have raised the death toll from a massive tree that fell during a popular religious festival on the island of Madeira to 13 people. Government official Pedro Ramos said 49 others were injured in the accident Tuesday near the island capital of Funchal. The tree fell while a large crowd was gathered as part of a traditional religious 4

August 9, 2017 12:21 AM First Lady donates food items towards Homowo

Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, has made donations of food items to three paramount stools in Accra towards their Homowo Festival on Saturday, August 12. The items were gallons of cooking oil, bags of maize, cartons of drinks and a total cash of GH¢10,000.00. The First Lady was accompanied at the presentation by Mr Adjiri Blankson, a member of the Council 27