Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday

May Day is enthusiastically celebrated here in Burundi – a great parade of workers from different organizations, families visiting and strolling the beach, and lots of food and drink. 

 Boy-Boy – a huge Burmese cat who accompanied me when I came from Kenya – loved May Day – as every day, he saw it as one in which to eat a lot, regard life, and rest.

As for me, am off with friends to munch kebabs and sip Burundian beer by the beach 🙂

Boy-Boy - a Kenyan Burmese from the Ngong Hills

Boy-Boy – a Kenyan Burmese from the Ngong Hills

Today, peaceful Lake Tanganyika

Today, peaceful Lake Tanganyika

About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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4 Responses to Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday

  1. Flynn says:

    Boy-Boy is very handsome.
    Lake Tanganyika looks lovely. Although I knew it was very large I never imagined it to have waves and a sandy shore. We don’t have lakes in our part of the country only man made reservoirs. When I think of lakes I think of the Lake District in the North of England which is so very different.


    • dianabuja says:

      Thank you, yes – Boy-Boy was wonderfully huge and ‘huggy’!
      Lake Tanganyika really looks and sounds like the ocean, and in some areas, such as ours, there are lovely sandy beaches. I’ve been in the Lake District and that, too, is lovely – though in a very different way.
      Have a nice Sunday.


  2. ritaroberts says:

    Happy May Day to you too. Love your big cat. Have a good time.


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