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Hogbetsotso Festival

This festival is celebrated by the people of Anlo in the Volta Region. The people of Anlo were believed to have migrated from Notsie in Togo under the tyrannical rule King Agokoli. They therefore devised a very crafty mood of escape and made it safely to their current place. This festival is therefore to commemorate the exodus from Togo. During this period all quarrels and misunderstandings between citizens are heard and settled to bring peace and oneness among the people. The people of Anlo are called upon to help in the cleaning up of the traditional area, young men and women help by sweeping, weeding and providing other services. There is also a durbar where the chiefs appear in their beautiful regalia, sit in state and receive homage from their sub-chiefs.