Likumbi Lya Mize

The Luvale people of western Zambia have an annual ‘fair’ type of celebration, which takes place for four or five days towards the end of August. ‘Likumbi Lya Mize‘ means ‘Mize day’ and the event is held at the palace of the senior chief – at Mize, about 7km west of Zambezi.

This provides an opportunity for the people to see their senior chief, watch the popular Makishi dancers, and generally have a good time. As you might expect, there is also lots of eating and drinking, plus people in traditional dress, displays of local crafts, and singing.