We allowed Miss Anni to ditch school and we all headed to Mwaka Kogwa. Our guest Ginger wanted to check it out and we decided in our efforts NOT to be the people who live here for years but never see the common tourist experience we would gladly join in. It only happens once a year and marks the new year on the Shiraz calendar. The people in a southern village on our island celebrate it with some interesting and elaborate rituals and we decided we just had to see it for ourselves. It was for sure crazy....more as soon as I can get power and internet long enough to upload my video and pics....but for now: here is Miss Anni in all her fancy ready to head out for the festival. The girl loves to accessorize...in any and every culture!!