Happy Moshoeshoe Day!

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.

Moshoeshoe traditional attire 2

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!

Moshoeshoe dance 2

Moshoeshoe dance

BDS teachers in traditional Lesotho Seshoeshoe fabric outfits.

BDS teachers in traditional Lesotho Seshoeshoe fabric outfits.

Afterward a delicious meal of Papa and Moroho (porridge and meat) was served. We topped it off with a Jello-type dessert called Mafatse Thotomela which means “The World is Shaking!”

 

Happy Moshoeshoe Day!!