The event, held on the first Saturday of November, brings together all the chiefs and elders of Anlo-land at a colourful durbar to mark their journey to Ghana.
The “Anlo Ewes” from the Volta Region of Ghana, are believed to have settled in Notsie in Togo when they first migrated from Southern Sudan.
There they lived under a cruel and wicked ruler, King Agorkoli of Notsie. In search of freedom, legend has it that they escaped by walking backwards to their present settlement in Ghana.
Hogbetsotso, the Festival of Exodus, commemorates the exodus and the bravery of the traditional rulers who led them on the journey.
There are many ceremonies and purification rites associated with the festival however there is a lot of dancing, singing and general merry-making going on throughout the festival.
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