The ceremony lasts eight days with the King only attending the last day's ceremony.
The girls wear coloured tassels and woollen streamers denoting whether they are betrothed or not.
if you have a problem with African cultures then why dont you stay in europe and not look what Africans are doing caus im sure you will live a better life that way.
We swazis are proud of who we are and this shows that we still have our identnty, I also wonder what nationality is GUEST, from what I read I can sureley say you do not even respect the english language looking at you comment so it means you do not have respect for anything even yourself.
I think most negative comments here are just due to jealousy.
I am an african and have been living in europe for so many years.
I wonder if yuo know your own nationality We swazis do and we have the pictures to prove . You do not know where you come from or where you are going.
learn English first then maybe learn respect and culture lastly.
please "human right" is the cos of the problem we are facing in this world.I honestly think many especially europeans can not copy your tradition - most of them are very fat and not attractive when naked (men and women) blame it on fast food etc. Other africans hidding behind their religions to critize the Swazi should tell me how Adam and Eve looked like.To all of the ("we know it all") westeners who are so ignorant and have nothing positive to say; all of the nudity is not viewed in a twisted sexual perverted way by our swazi and zulu men.The Princesses wear red feathers in their hair.( Swazis are a proud, wonderfully friendly nation and Swaziland is a beautiful country to visit.There's nothing more important than knowing your roots I am proudly swati and @ work they always called me mnaketfu and I well represent swazi nation as we are known by respect and humbliness and I'm sure we all do the same where we working as swazis to represent our one and only hismajesty king Mswati 111 as we are united under his rule both in south africa and swaziland our king is one.