The Silver Jubilee Edition of Emancipation Day Commemorates the End of Slavery and Reconnects the Diaspora with Ancestral Roots
Assin Manso, Ghana – August 3, 2023
In a momentous celebration of heritage and emancipation, Maame Grace, a revered spiritual visionary and host of the cultural and spiritual tourism show “The Quest of Alkebulan,” led the spiritual bath ceremony during the Silver Jubilee Edition of Emancipation Day.
The ceremony, held at Assin Manso in the Central Region of Ghana, witnessed the esteemed presence of Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo, sector ministers, and Chiefs of the region, led by Nana Kwame Nkyi 13, of the Assin Apimanim traditional area.
Emancipation Day, an initiative started 25 years ago by the Ghanaian government and local leaders, serves as a poignant commemoration of the end of slavery and extends a heartfelt invitation to the Diaspora to revisit their ancestry and reconnect with their roots. Distinguished visitors from the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean graced the occasion to partake in the profound cleansing and rebirth rituals, guided by Maame Grace, that welcomed them back to their motherland, back to their roots, and back home.
The ceremony’s focal point was the sacred Assin Manso, where Maame Grace, with her profound spiritual wisdom, guided the visitors from the Diaspora through the first bath of return—a symbolic rite of passage that invited them back to the embrace of the motherland and their ancestral home. The spiritual cleansing rituals held deep meaning and significance, providing the participants with a transformative experience of rediscovery and connection.
In his address during the ceremony, President Akufo Addo emphasized the importance of Emancipation Day as a platform for healing, unity, and forging a brighter future.
Visitors at the event acknowledged the tremendous efforts of Maame Grace in preserving and sharing the country’s spiritual and cultural heritage through “The Quest of Alkebulan.”
The Silver Jubilee Edition of Emancipation Day was marked by an overwhelming sense of pride, solidarity, and hope, as people from different corners of the world united to honor their shared history and envision a world free from the scars of slavery. The event served as a beacon of cultural exchange and understanding, strengthening the bond between Ghana and the Diaspora.
As the sun set on this memorable day, hearts were filled with gratitude and reverence for the past, while eyes looked forward to a future of continued growth and unity.
The spiritual bath ceremony, led by Maame Grace, will undoubtedly be etched in the memories of all who were fortunate to partake in this extraordinary celebration of emancipation and reconnection.