September is the month we’ve all been waiting for in Botswana. We’re celebrating 50 years of Independence, our Golden Jubilee, Bot50! 2016 has been the year in which our heritage has been celebrated; now more than ever, it really feels good to be a Motswana.
Botswana is a multicultural nation, made up of a series of indigenous tribes and foreign nationalities too. There is a total of 23 residential and non-residential embassies in Botswana, these are our alliances. The probability gap between a Motswana living next door to you to a foreign national is as good as it can get for an African country. Which means it is not alarming, nor is it insignificant. It is perfect actually because we live in peace and harmony as a multicultural community!
This calls for not us not to only celebrate our independent state, but our melting pot of multi-cultural diversity which being independent brought. So join us at PlayFest Cultural Exchange Festival.
Play Fest Cultural Exchange Festival is an effort by a group of young Batswana men and women, to celebrate being Batswana in this era of globalization that we find ourselves in. The initiative begun in 2015 as a means to gather the youth for a music festival with a new concept attached to it. Almost a year and a half later, the event has been endorsed by Vision 2016 and charged to conclude the biggest pillar: A UNITED AND PROUD NATION.
Play Fest Cultural Exchange festival was redesigned by economist turned marketer, turned economist again briefly for the duration of this program, to indicate within the concept, how we are a United & Proud Nation. The event which features a setup of numerous indigenous games such as Koi, Morabaraba, Saifi, Chama, Diketo, Dithini, 2-Pale, Suna Baby, Tep-Tep and more, will now feature games from all over the world too.
On Saturday October 1st, Botswana as a whole is invited to gather as one, over a gaming and music festival, all in the spirits of celebrating 50 years of Independence. We have reflected as a nation, now its time we celebrate.