Umkhosi WokweShwama

While uMkhosi woMhlanga is a celebration of young women, uMkhosi WokweShwama is a custom that recognises and reveres the strength of young men. The ceremony, which is customarily performed in December or early January was traditionally a celebration of the first fruits of the season, when the king blessed the crops after having tasted the new … Read more

Zulu Kings First Fruits Ceremony (Umkhosi Wokweshwama)

The ceremony Young men (amabutho) kill a bull with their hands during the ceremony. The celebration of the first fruit takes place early in December. It is the first fruits celebration where people bring their first harvest for the year to the king. The celebration takes place at Enyokeni Royal Palace, Nongoma. The Zulu Eco Adventures … Read more