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Swaziland's Indvuna Yembali Nonduduzo Zubuko in a joint statement with Sijabuliso Ginindza and Swaziland's Chairman of Culture, Prince Bukhosi, has announced the date when the upcoming non-working public holiday in Swaziland for the 2016 Umhlanga (aka. Reed Dance) would be observed.
After 3 years when the date of the Umhlanga, Reed Dance, public holiday was declared more than a month in advance (2013-07-23, 2012-07-07 and 2011-06-16), this is the third year in which the date of the announcement of the Umhlanga public holiday has slipped back (2015-08-13 and 2014-08-06) to the practice of some past years when the Umhlanga, Reed Dance, public holiday was declared 2-3 weeks before the event (2010-08-12 and 2008-08-15), and on some occasions, only days beforehand (2009-08-29 and 2007-08-28).
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