SHONA Congo


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Women's Day March in Congo

As promised, I did not march this year. However the march goes right by our apartment, so I got to watch the whole thing. I must say it seemed much more organized than last year, but perhaps that is just the view from the sidelines.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the event consists of women parading around town. The line stretched for miles. Each group of women buys matching outfits, carries a banner and often carries something to signify their group. For example, the group of women who sell shoes, were carrying shoes on their head...

Here is a taste of the event...



The old women march, without matching uniforms, but with perhaps the most striking effect.


Eliza, one of the SHONA women, "marching" with an association for handicapped sports


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