Schools prepare for Independence Day, Ghana style [video]

As March 6th approaches, in schools all over the country, teachers and students prepare for the infamous Independence Day parades. A celebrated ritual of patriotism on national days, children file along roads, marching in line to music in synchronized steps.

Here’s a short video of students in a school in Ghana’s Central Region preparing for tomorrow’s parade – a great mix of Azonto dance style with traditional marching: 


  1. Truly hilarious! It reminds me of when I had to step in and be the lead teacher for my school while on National Service in the Eastern Region. To put it mildly, I was not prepared for the physical manoeuvrings I had to go through. Kudos to teachers and students!

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