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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Swazi Culture

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Swazi Culture

Swazi culture
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They’re famous for a reed dance

One of the most well-known cultural celebrations of the is the Umhlanga Reed Dance, an eight-day ceremony in late August or early September. During the dance, the girls cut off reeds and give them to the queen mother, followed by a traditional dance. The festival is meant for unwed women to pay homage to the king and queen mother.