TRADITIONAL NAMING CEREMONY

January 9, 2012
By MarieNoel GOLD, Accra, Other
MarieNoel GOLD, Accra, Other
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The naming ceremony among the Ewes (a tribe in Ghana from the Volta Region)is known as "Vinehedego" .
The rite is performed on the 8th day of the child. The ceremony takes place in the morning. An elderly person of good moral standard is chosen to perform the rites.Libation is offered while the child's name is being mentioned simultaneously.
Water is sprinkled on the named child.After, the child is given sugar to taste. If the child is a boy,it is given gin or schnapps to taste.
The child is given a name according to the clan group the parents serve in. This is because each clan has their own names for their members.
Other names can be given depending on the circumstances surrounding the birth. The ceremony ends with a feast and merry making.


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