Source: Government of the Kingdom of Swaziland (Mbabane)
Swaziland's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the upcoming Umhlanga (Reed Dance) public holiday would occur at the end of August.
In recent weeks, there had been reports by Swaziland's Education Minister, Wilson Ntshangase (15-Aug-2009), and Swaziland's Minister of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Macford Sibandze (29-Jul-2009), that the Reed Dance public holiday would occur at the end of August, but so far no official announcement had been made (even though the actual week-long Umhlanga had already begun).
Though the announcement of the date of the Reed Dance public holiday always comes late, there is usually a week or two prior notice (see, for example, 15-Aug-2008 and 28-Aug-2007).
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• 2017-08-18: Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2017 Public Holiday
• 2016-08-10: Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2016 Public Holiday
• 2015-08-13: Swaziland Umhlanga/Reed Dance 2015 Public Holiday
• 2014-08-06: Swaziland Reed Dance 2014 Public Holiday
• 2013-07-23: Swaziland Reed Dance 2013 Public Holiday
• 2012-07-07: Swaziland Reed Dance 2012 Public Holiday
• 2011-06-16: Swaziland Reed Dance 2011 Public Holiday
• 2010-08-12: Swaziland Announces Umhlanga Public Holiday
• 2009-08-15: Swaziland Reed Dance Public Holiday Date Update
• 2009-07-29: Swaziland 2009 Reed Dance Public Holiday Update
• 2008-08-15: Swaziland Announces Official Reed Dance Public Holiday Date
• 2007-08-28: Swaziland Umhlanga Public Holiday Seems Set For September 3