Atibie – Mpraeso Kwahu Easter 2017
Kwahu Easter Paragliding festival
2017 Paragliding festival at Atibie, Kwahu
Atibie – Kwahu 2017 Easter Paragliding festival
Atibie – Mpraeso Kwahu 2017 Easter Paragliding festival
Kwahu Easter is the annual Easter celebrations at the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. People from all walks of life and all nationality throng to the Kwahu Hills every Easter to celebrate the three-day-long holiday.
This festival is celebrated in all the Kwahu communities, it is a festival of the Chiefs and people which comes off every year. Though traditionally a Christian celebration of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, it serves as a homecoming for the Kwahu. It was instituted to renew their commitment to the Christian faith.
Activities include paragliding, hiking, carnivals and street jams. For the indigenes, that is the Kwahu people, it is an annual homecoming, but for holiday revelers it is an occasion for celebrations. There are also performances by various artists.
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Over the years, the festival has proven that there cannot be Easter in Ghana without Kwahu Easter Paragliding Festival. The festival which has been happening every year for about 10 years now, attracts both Ghanaians and foreigners to the Eastern Region during Easter.
Paragliding which is a recreational and adventurous sport has numerous health benefits that visitors going to Kwahu will be blessed with after their visit. Through paragliding, you can burn 230 calories per hour for an average 150-pound person, due to the immense adrenaline rush experienced while flying.
Also, it helps create confidence and enables you to overcome fear of heights. When para-gliding, you focus on the task and nothing else. You forget all your worries and the usual distractions of life. The intense focus coupled with adrenaline rush makes you feel cleansed mentally and physically.
Hiking the Odweanoma Mountain in Atibie is another activity that visitors explore during their short stay in Kwahu. Visitors take a hiking expedition to the mountain through the ‘Nkofieho’ Caves of Life.
The journey to the caves area itself is a unique experience through a typical forest. At a certain stage in the journey, tourists have to take on the challenge of climbing up the hill as part of the excitement.
A hike through the ‘Nkofieho’ caves of life is an adventure that everyone must experience on their visit to Kwahu. Don’t miss this once in a life time opportunity to take an adventure in Kwahu when you visit there this Easter.