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Traditional One Week Celebrations In Honor Of Nana Sanaa Atta Darko

A notable feature of Akan culture is the celebration of the dead a week after his or her departure. On this day, the date on which the deceased will be laid in state and other important activities are announced to the people present. Members of the Ghanaian community in Chicago, especially the Akans, observe this tradition strictly, especially when a prominent member of the community passes away. Such was the occasion on Sunday July 14, 2019 at 7851 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago Illinois. Members of the community showed up in their numbers to honor and celebrate Nana Sanaa Darko. The late Nana Sanaa Darko was a chief of the Okuapeman Fekuw and the first President of the Ghanaian Council of chiefs in Chicago. The family informed the community of the following arrangements for the burial and final funeral celebrations:
• Homegoing Funeral Service will be held on September 21 2019 at the New Covenant Baptist Church, 740 E 77th Street Chicago IL from 9 am to 12 pm.
• The Traditional Final Funeral Rites will follow later the same day at UA Local 130, 1340 West Washington Blvd. Chicago IL from 9 pm to 2 am prompt.
• Thanksgiving service will be held at the Church of the Ghanaian Community of Chicago, 5500 S. Woodlawn, Chicago Illinois, from 1 pm to 3 pm on Sunday September 22 2019.

The funeral committee and the family express their sincere thanks to the community for the massive support during the one week celebration.

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