Portrait of Beautiful Zulu virgin girl at Umlanga (Reed Dance) at Enyokeni,South Africa.
The Zulu Kings Reed Dance (uMkhosi woMhlanga) at eNyokeni Palace.
Every year in September over 25 thousand Zulu Maidens gather at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s royal palace for the Zulu Reed Dance (uMkhosi woMhlanga). The Reed dance is a colourful and cultural celebration that promotes respect for young women, and preserves the custom of keeping girls as virgins until marriage.
The 2012 Zulu Reed Dance is on the 1st of September.
BY: Kweku Darko Ankrah