Culture March 23, 2021 at 03:36 pm

Five Zambian festivals you need to attend

Ama Nunoo March 23, 2021 at 03:36 pm

March 23, 2021 at 03:36 pm | Culture

Kuomboka is the most popular Zambian festival that marks the end of the rainy season. Image via YouTube

Kuomboka 

Kuomboka is the most popular Zambian festival that marks the end of the rainy season. The ceremony, described as one of the last great Southern African ceremonies, became necessary due to the flooding of the Zambezi plains (mainly where the Lozi live).

The only people with a king instead of a chief, their Kuomboka essentially marks the ceremonial journey of the Litunga (the king) from his dry-season palace at the town of Lealui to his wet-season palace on higher ground at Limulunga.

The ceremony wins over thousands of spectators from the region and beyond.

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