Swaziland is one of the last countries left in the world with very rich tradition and the Swazi people are proud to show their culture to anyone who visits.
The Umhlanga or the Reed Dance is a colourful social ritual that takes place in late August or early September, depending on the lunar cycle. It is largely secular in nature, aimed at solidarity, chastity and loyaty to the Queen Mother.
Swaziland International Trade Fair 31st August 2012
This is an exhibition event held over a 10 day period at the state of the art premises of the Mavuso Trade and Exhibition Centre in late August / early September.
This is one of the very old tradition that is still performed in Swaziland, its also regarded the tasting of the first fruits by the king since it’s the end of the year. Most of the Swazi people still believe that is the way to communicate with the royal spirits in terms of the guidance that they have provided ever since the beginning of the year.