On March 6, 1957, Kwame Nkrumah lead Ghana into independence and became a pioneer for the freedom of Africa – For the Ghanaian declaration of independence was followed by over 30 other African countries. This was exactly 61 years ago today – if that doesn’t call for a celebration! Check out our event calendar in which you can find the best independence-events to celebrate in Germany. You would rather celebrate at home? Not a problem at all. Here is a list of ideas for how to have a homemade Ghanaian Independence Party!
Celebrate with food from Ghana
Every Ghanaian celebration needs some good old Jollof Rice. This typical dish is so delicious and not at all difficult to prepare.
All you need:
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 pound of chicken breast
- 1 red onion (diced)
1 1/4 cups of white rice
- 6 oz tomato puree
- 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
Place the oil in a frying pan and heat it up. Fry the rice and the onions, cut the meat into small pieces and place into the pan.
Add tomato puree and chicken broth and let everything simmer for a while.
Cover the pan and turn the heat to a low temperature. Leave for about 25 minutes until the rice is tender and the meat is done.
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More great ideas for recipes from Ghana can be found here. Enjoy!
Make sure you celebrate with music from Ghana
Good music is a necessity for any party! The African music scene has a lot to offer, as has been pointed out in our last articles. Also, you should definitely listen to this cool version of Sarkodie’s hit “Adonai”. Or simply put on a Ghanaian radio channel.
Don’t forget the decoration
Red, yellow and green have been the colours of Ghana’s flag for 61 years. Each colour is a symbol for something else: red represents the blood that was shed in the fight for independence, yellow denotes the country’s rich ressources and green symbolises its lush vegetation.
Hence, Independence Day party’s mustn’t lack decoration in Ghana’s national colours. It’s a great start to use red, yellow and green table cloths and flags, or to dress accordingly. Those who can bear a little extra time can even try to make their own festoon.
Top off your day with a firework
As it is traditionally done in Ghana, nothing matches the Independence Day celebrations better than a decent firework. A smaller alternative for your home celebration are spraklers which can conjure up a little extra festiveness. A tasty feast, great music and your rooms decorated in the bright national colours create the ideal scenerary for your celebration anywhere. Happy Independence Day!