Umhlanga

(from the article `Swaziland`) ...a first-fruits ceremony, but, spread over six days, it is a much more complex ritual of renewing and strengthening the kingship and the nation, ... ...offices of the Swazi National Council, the National Archives and Museum, and the National Stadium. The two most important cultural events of ... [2 re...
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Umhlanga

[ceremony] Umhlanga, or Reed Dance ceremony, is an annual Swazi and Zulu cultural event. In Swaziland, tens of thousands of unmarried and childless Swazi girls and women travel from the various chiefdoms to Ludzidzini to participate in the eight-day event. Umhlanga was created in the 1940s in Swaziland under the rule of Sobhuza II. The cere...
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