May Day, Burundi-Style: A Parade, then Food, Drink and Fun

Finally, I have recouped most of my photos from another computer, and so post several pictures of the past May Day festivities as celebrated by staff of the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.

On the morning of May Day, a large parade takes place in the capital of Bujumbura in which a variety of enterprises – both public and private – take part.  The staff of each enterprise march in the parade; these photos are of the Hotel staff.  The banner, below, says “Work is key to the success of the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika”:

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All eyes right in passing the Presidential and VIP stand:


Back at the Hotel, for drinks and snacks:

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Engr. Alfredo Frojo, proprietor of the Hotel, wishing everyone a pleasant May Day:

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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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2 Responses to May Day, Burundi-Style: A Parade, then Food, Drink and Fun

  1. ritaroberts says:

    Wonderful Photo’s bringing May day to everyone around the world. Thank you.


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