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Swaziland is a small country bordering S.Africa and Mozambique and is ruled by a King. It is traditional for a man to have more than one wife and the King of Swaziland takes a new wife each year. He has ruled for 13 years and is now seeking his 14th wife! Each year, a reed dance festival is held, where all the young maidens from all the various tribal areas in Swaziland congregate and present themselves to the 'world' and the King! They dress up in bright traditional garments and sing and dance for all to see. Young and old join in and the men are present in droves. Heaps of photos to browse through, but notice the Swazi king in the last photo with many surrounding dignitaries.
1 Feb 2011
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*******bestflights***.za/internationalflights/swaziland - Visit for more information on Swaziland. Swaziland, a small landlocked country in Southern Africa, is one of the last absolute monarchies in the world. The king, King Mswati III (since 1986) is an absolute monarch with supreme executive, judicial and legislative powers and more than half of the country’s territory is held by the crown. With Mbabane as the capital city, Swaziland’s population is around 1 138 000. What to see / do • Adventure Caving • Bird Watching • Bushmen Paintings • Craft & Art Galleries • Guided Tours • Horse Riding • Paragliding • River Rafting • Safari’s • Walking or Hiking Events • Reed Dance - Thousands of unmarried girls dancing to music, held in August. • Incwala (Festival of the First Fruits) - Colourful and sacred festival held in December. • The Bushfire Festival - International festival held in May to celebrate the arts for fund raising towards critical social needs.
11 Jul 2011
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