The children and staff at Beautiful Dream Society’s Love House in Lesotho had a wonderful time celebrating Moshoeshoe Day on March 11! This national holiday honors Moshoeshoe I (pronounced “mo-shwe-shwe”), the first king and founder of Lesotho, who was born in 1786 and died at the age of 84 on March 11, 1870.
The children dressed in the traditional attire, sang traditional songs, and danced traditional dances. Then the teachers at the BDS school, the house mothers, and Basotho staff all joined in for a grand finale!
Afterward a delicious meal of Papa and Moroho (porridge and meat) was served. We topped it off with a Jello-type dessert called mafatse tlotomela which means “worlds shake.”
Happy Moshoeshoe Day!!