N’cwala is an annual traditional ceremony for the Ngoni people of the Eastern Province of Zambia. The N’cwala ceremony takes place every year on the last Saturday of February at Mtenguleni Village in Chipata.
N’cwala Ceremony was revived in 1980 by Paramount Chief Mpezeni III, to enable the Ngoni people pay homage to their ancestral spirits, commemorate their victories during their tribal wars during their migration from current day South Africa and praise the Lord for giving them fresh crops in the fields
Wednesday:All Ngoni Chiefs and their warriors arrive at Mtenguleni. – Ngoni Hqs.
Thursday:Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV leaves Feni Ipendukeni Palace.
Friday: Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV resting, meets guests at Laweni Palace.
Saturday: Paramount Chief Mpezeni IV receives the guest of honor at his Laweni Palace after which he moves in a procession to the Main Arena at 10:00 hours.