Bridgeport's Ghanian-American community celebrate native land's independence day

Organizers said March 6 is the actual holiday, but they celebrated it on Saturday so more people could attend.

News 12 Staff

Mar 12, 2023, 2:18 AM

Updated 441 days ago

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Bridgeport's Ghanian-American community celebrated a pivotal moment in their history on Saturday.
Members of the United Ghanian Association gathered in the North End to celebrate the Independence Day of Ghana.
The West African nation won its independence from British Colonial Rule in 1957.
Organizers said March 6 is the actual holiday, but they celebrated it on Saturday so more people could attend.
"It's something that we do every year to let people know who we are and how proud we are of our heritage and our traditions," said the association's Frederick Frimpong.
"We love our country, and we love to celebrate our independence, and we love to express ourselves through our culture," said the association's Yaa Agyeiwaa-Afrane.
Organizers said Ghana was the first sub-Saharan African nation to gain independence from European colonial rule, which created a domino effect across the continent.


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