The traditional marriage or give away ceremony in Buganda is called Okwanjula. The preparations for any traditional introduction or marriage ceremony are tiring and trying financially, physically and mentally as you wonder why you have to fulfill a lot of Bulombolombo (traditional must do requirements) and spend so unreasonably because ‘tradition’ requires it so. But from the day the ceremony is held, you will like it for the rest of your life because of the cultural and organized displays as well as the value that many people continue to attach to this ceremony.
Here are some images of what takes place during the Introduction Ceremony (Okwanjula )
Man in Kanzu carrying a basket with gifts
Guests are being being welcomed
entrance for guests( Grooms’ side)
Gifts for the Bride-to-bes’ Parents
Baskets containing gifts