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REVISITING THE KWANJULA (INTRODUCTION CEREMONY)


The introduction ceremony (traditional wedding) from Buganda region in Central Uganda is a very interesting  occasion. The groom brings his friends and family to be introduced to the family of the bride. At the beginning of the function, they line up outside the bride's home ready to be allowed inside, headed by a usually comical speaker at the front of the line. The women put on colorful traditional dresses locally known as busuuti and the men put on jackets on a traditional gown known as kanzu. A few moments later after the groom is accepted, the groom's side goes outside again to come back with basket-fulls of gifts ranging from fruits, furniture, fabric material to even cars.

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Zim said…
It is interesting for me to read, how very similar rituals and celebrations exist in completely different parts of world. Greetings from Poland.

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