N’cwala Traditional Ceremony

N’cwala Traditional Ceremony is an annual festival 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.

The 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 when they migrated from the current day South Africa. The ceremony is also meant to praise the God for giving them fresh crops in the fields.

Best time to go

Last Saturday of February


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