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SWAZILAND ANNUAL REED DANCE FESTIVAL/SOUTH AFRICAN CARNIVAL
Swaziland`s Royal Village of Ludzidzini, hosts Umhlanga annual Reed Dance festival. The festival attracts tens of thousands of unmarried/childless Swazi girls and women from the various countries, States and chiefdom to the Village. It is usually an eight-day event in the month of August/ September.
Swaziland as a nation is one of the nations in Southern part of African Continent. It is also called Ngwane or Swatini. But officially, it is known as Kingdom of Swaziland.

It is a small country, of not more than 120 miles from north to south and 81 miles from east to west. It is one of the landlocked countries of Southern Africa. The main ethnic or tribe is Swazis and the main language is siSwati, though English is spoken as a second language. They are said to have descended from the Bantus who migrated from Central Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Swaziland is a member of African Union, Southern African Development Community and Commonwealth of Nations. They have a peculiar type of government in which the head of state becomes automatically, the king. He then appoints the prime ministers and parliament representatives for their chambers.

Swaziland has five years elections schedules to determine the majority of the representatives. Though, in 2005, another constitution was put in place. They are mostly farmers and most of their landmasses are mountainous. The eastern border with Mozambique and South Africa is dominated by the escarpment of the Lebombo Mountains. It borders to the south, north, and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. The nation, as well as its people, are said to be named after their 19th century king, Mswati II.

FOR FURTHER READING, GO TO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baBwA57wXGA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage
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