IN PICTURES: Rwandans celebrate Umuganura Day

Yesterday, Rwandans celebrated the National Harvest Day (Umuganura). The Minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu, presided over the main celebrations in Nyanza District where she urged Rwandans to consolidate the current gains and work harder towards self-reliance.
Officials, including Sports and Culture minister Julienne Uwacu (2ndL) and Gender and Family Promotion minister Esperance Nyirasafari (2ndR), eat boiled maize as part of Umuganura ....
Officials, including Sports and Culture minister Julienne Uwacu (2ndL) and Gender and Family Promotion minister Esperance Nyirasafari (2ndR), eat boiled maize as part of Umuganura ....
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National ballet troupe, Urukerereza, entertain guests and celebrants during the Umuganura Day yesterday. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Officials feed milk to children as part of the Umuganura ceremonies. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Ministers Uwacu and Nyirasafari tour a harvest exhibition during the Umuganura celebrations yesterday. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Eugenie Mukakalisa, a Nyanza resident, testifies of how she overcame poverty to become a businesswoman. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Traditional ‘doctor’ Rutangarwamaboko and his wife attended the Umuganura Day celebrations in Nyanza yesterday. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Inyambo cows showcased during the celebration. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Rwanda’s female Inanga player Sofia Nzayisenga performs during the ceremony. / Sam Ngendahimana
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Nyanza residents applaud Sophia Nzayisenga, after featuring with other artists to sing Umuganura song. / Sam Ngendahimana

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