23 December 2013

Swaziland's cultural festivals in 2014

Swaziland Tourism, the tourism authority of Swaziland, just published an overview on the cultural festivals to be held in the country in 2014. If you are planning to visit Swaziland in January, March, May or August, you might get the chance to experience the country's (ancient) traditions first hand! Enjoy!

  • The Incwala Festival: December 2013 - January 2014 . The religious 'Festival of First Fruits' unites the country, gains the blessing of ancestors, sanctifies the kingship and celebrates the beginning of the harvest season.
  • The Marula Festival: March 2014 - A royal tribute to the riches of Mother Nature, where local Marula fruit is harvested and used to make beer to a traditional recipe and celebrated with song and dance.
  • The Bushfire Festival: May 2014 30 May - 01 June 2014 - This unique festival sees some of Africa’s best artists performing in a 100% socially responsible festival.
  • The Reed Dance: August 2014 - The coming together of the nations women to cut new reeds to present to the Queen mother. Over 60,000 young women take part in this visual spectacle, at the royal residence.

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