"Mupo Day" Celebrates Venda Culture
On Saturday 20th October traditional communities in Venda, Limpopo Province came together for a cultural celebration day held in the small town of Thohoyandou. The special event - called "Mupo Day" - was organised to raise awareness of the protection of Mupo. Mupo in vhaVenda language means all of Nature - from the animals to the plants to the entire cosmos. Mupo Day also marked the celebration of the central role that Sacred Natural Sites (known as Zwifho) play in retaining the resilience of mupo.
The day was organised by Dzomo la Mupo (Voices of the Earth), a community based organisation made up of representatives from a number of neighbouring Venda clans.
Huge thanks to Matt Chennels & Tom Perkins for their wonderful photographs capturing the energy and colour of the day.