Taking place over a week in August, the Umhlanga Reed Dance is a traditional dance and ceremony where up to 40 000 Swazi maidens gather and dance for the Queen Mother.Each group drops their reeds outside the Queen Mother's quarters then moves to the main arena, where they dance and sing their songs. The dancing continues on day seven, when the king is present and it is the main day that most visitors attend.Making it one of the biggest and most spectacular cultural events in Africa, today the Umhlanga Reed Dance is as well attended as ever and offers the visitor a unique experience. Read more about this event by clicking on the link we've provided.
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