The King’s Birthday


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Africa » Swaziland
March 19th 2013
Published: March 24th 2013
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March 19, 2013 (Siteki, Swaziland) Swaziland is a monarchy, in the truest sense. The King Mswati III of Swaziland’s birthday is a national holiday. Each year it is held in one of four regions and this year it is in Siteki. We’re witnessing preparations for the king’s celebration seeing an upgrade to roads he’ll travel on (they are being converted from rut-filled rocky paths to paved blacktop) and celebration fair grounds that will host the people during the celebrations. On our tour of Good Shepherd Hospital at around 5 PM we heard this wonderful choir singing African acapella and discovered the nursing staff practicing for the King’s visit. Amazingly beautiful and engaging, we couldn’t resist but to enter the hall where they were practicing to enjoy their energetic and enthusiastic singing. A real highlight treat.

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