Umhlanga (ceremony)Uploader: Vudonris 5 month ago Subscribe 9
Tens of thousands bare-breasted maidens dance and sing, bringing reeds to their King. The dance in South Africa takes place in Nongoma , a royal kraal of the Zulu king. The Swazi Observer reported at the time Thikazi said, 'In case parents distance themselves from such, we are going to order them to be the ones administering the punishment in the form of strokes on the buttocks should it be found that they girls did something intolerable. Many of them carry the bush knives, which they had earlier used to cut the reeds, as symbols of their virginity. The king should attend Two out of the eight days.