Traditional Ceremonies of Zambia Lwiindi

Lwiindi Gonde ceremony of the Tonga people

The Lwiindi Ceremony of the Toka Leya is one of the various ceremonies in Zambia. It is celebrated by the Toka Leya people from Southern Province. Lwiindi means ‘thanksgiving crop’. 

Thanksgiving is given because Zambia experiences longer dry seasons such that by the end of the year the land is so parched and dry. By then rivers have dried up and people as well as animals have to travel distances to fetch for water.

The Toka Leya people have created a number of sanctuaries for different purposes including prayer and sacrifice. The election of  sanctuaries is purposeful been derived from the belief that various spirits are living around the area of the might Mosi O Tunya or Victoria Falls

Author: Beren

Rhade Funashi or Beren is a Zambian blogger involved with a number of projects to make available to internet the surrounding value of data in the region

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