We like to celebrate birthdays in Uganda. In fact, since extensive birthday celebrations are not common here,
we take extra time to make sure our Sseko women are recognized and honored.
The first Monday of every month we have a party for the month’s birthday girls.
We have Ugandan cake, that is generally rather dry, and certainly not as sweet as an American confection.
It is cut into pieces, piled high onto a plate and passed around for each person to take a piece and eat with their hands.
Oh and there’s dancing and singing! Always dancing and singing! Here’s a video that will give you a little taste of the Ugandan birthday song: