Swaziland - Holidays, Flights and Hotels
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Swaziland offers a wide variety of landscapes, from the mountains along the Mozambican border to savannas in the east and rainforest in the northwest. Several rivers flow through the country, such as the Lusutfu River. With 50,000 inhabitants, the capital city - Mbabane - is the largest town in the nation; others include Manzini, Lobamba and Siteki.
Brief History of Swaziland
Human remains and artifacts from more than 100,000 years ago have been found in Swaziland. The earliest inhabitants of the area were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. They were largely replaced by Bantu tribes during Bantu migrations. Evidence of agriculture and iron use dates from about the 4th century, and people speaking languages ancestral to current Sotho and Nguni languages began settling no later than the 11th century. The ruling Dlamini lineage had chiefships in the region in the 18th century. An enlarged Swazi kingdom was established by Sobhuza I in the early 19th century. Soon thereafter the first whites started to settle in the area. In the 1890s the South African Republic in the Transvaal claimed sovereignty over Swaziland but never fully established power. After the South African War of 1899-1902, Swaziland became a British protectorate. The country was eventually granted independence on September 6, 1968. Since then, Swaziland has seen a struggle between pro-democracy activists and the totalitarian monarchy.
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Public Holidays in Swaziland
New Year's Day - January 1
Common Wealth Day - March 8
Good Friday to Easter Monday - April 6 - 9
King Sobhuza II's Birthday - April 19
National Flag Day - April 25
Labor Day - May 1
Ascension - May 17
Birth Day of Late King's Father - July 22
Bank Holiday - July 22
Somhlolo/Independence Day - September 6
Christmas Day - December 25
Boxing Day - December 26