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A Celebration of Ghanas culture, food and fashion
« on: May 03, 2013, 03:03:17 PM »
Contact:  Rev. Steven McClelland            
Email:  stevenrm@mac.com
Tel:   201-342-7570


THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF HACKENSACK

Presents

A Celebration of Ghanas culture, food and fashion

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. The First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack invites the community to a special luncheon celebrating our members from Ghana.  Join us as we celebrate the culture, food and fashion of Ghana.  Traditional food, clothing and the history of Ghana will be presented.  All are welcome.

For more information and to reserve a seat for lunch call - 201- 342-7570

First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack
64 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
www.fpchackensack.org
info@fpchackensack.org



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Re: A Celebration of Ghanas culture, food and fashion
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 01:16:36 PM »
First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack Welcomes The Culture Of Ghana
The Paramus Post
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 09:52 PM EDT   

Celebration of Ghana   Always alert to the culture of foreign countries, Pastor Steven McClelland held a special luncheon celebrating the culture of Ghana at First Presbyterian Church of Hackensack, NJ. Barbara Calderio Del Rosso was the creator and "MC" of the Celebration of Ghana luncheon and fashion show. It included a fashion show as well as the food and a history of Ghana.





The luncheon featured all the foods of Ghana prepared by the Ghana women of the First Pres. Church. One featured dish that was enjoyed by all was rice balls which were placed in peanut soup. Following a delicious lunch was the fashion show featuring the beautiful, authentic women, men and children's clothes of the Ghana people.

Facts on Ghana

Ghana officially called the Republic of Ghana is a country located on the west side of Africa.

The word Ghana means warrior king.

African states flourished due to Akan gold wealth. Trade with European states began after contact with the Portuguese in the 15th century and the British established the Gold Coast Crown colony in 1874 over parts but not all of the country.

The Gold Coast achieved independence from the United Kingdoms colonial rule in 1957 becoming the first Sub-Saharan African nation to do so.

The flag of Ghana, consisting of the colors red, gold, green, and the black star, became the new flag in 1957. the red represents the blood that was shed towards independence, the gold represents the mineral wealth of Ghana, the green symbolises the rich agriculture, and the black star is the symbol of African emancipation.

The motto of Ghana is Freedom and justice

The capital and largest city in Ghana is Accra.

The official language of Ghana is English

Ghanas population is 24.2 million.

Ghana is a member of the United Nations.

A global poll found that Ghana was the most religious country in the world and Christianity is the countrys largest religion.

Football is the most popular sport.

Ghana is the home of Lake Volta which is the largest artificial lake in the world by surface area.

Ghana's economy is predominantly agricultural. Ghana is one of the largest cocoa producers in the world and cocoa is their biggest cash crop as Ghana occupies first place in the capitalist world in the harvest and export of cacao beans. Moreover, the country occupies one of the foremost places in the capitalist world in diamond mining, second place in Africa (after the Republic of South Africa) in gold mining, and third place (after the Republic of South Africa and Gabon) in the mining of manganese ore.

Ghana's principles of freedom and justice, equity and free education for all, irrespective of ethnic background, religion or creed.