Independence Day brings flavour of Ghana to Scotland



Ghanaian students at the University of Dundee are preparing to party as they mark their homeland’s Independence Day.






The country’s vibrant flavours, fashions and sounds will come to life on campus when members of the University’s Ghanaian Society host a cultural evening to mark the occasion.

An open invitation has been extended to the celebration at DUSA on Saturday 7 March, which will feature cuisine and music from some of the country’s most popular artists, as well as a fashion show.

The society’s Belinda Adupong said that marking such an important holiday in Scotland was hugely symbolic for its members.

“To us, Independence Day is an opportunity to commemorate our country and our culture,” she said.

“It is a time for everyone to come together and celebrate our roots. As the majority of our members are international students, the society provides a home from home while we study here at Dundee.

“By celebrating our Independence Day, we hope to give our members and fellow students a taste of what will be taking place in Ghana. The event is open to everyone and is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Ghana, our foods, our fashion and our music, all while having lots of fun.”

The University of Dundee Ghanaian Society was launched in 2018 to bring together Ghana’s growing student population in Dundee.

The University already enjoys a strong relationship with the country, with dozens of students currently studying in what is known as Scotland’s sunniest city. Dundee has become a popular destination for Ghanaian students, offering high-quality courses relating to the oil and gas sector, as well as business and law.

Independence Day is one of Ghana’s biggest annual events, with major celebrations taking place throughout the nation.

The Ghanaian Society cultural evening takes place at DUSA from 5-8pm on Saturday 7 March. Admission is free.

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