The national harvest day was an event that came second to the enthronization of a new king. Big as it was, “Umuganura”– literally “Thanks Giving day” was performed by Rwandans at the beginning of every harvest.
The "Miss Rwanda" pageant needs no introduction to anyone who has lived in or travelled Rwanda in the past few years. It certainly is not your average beauty pageant (Miss World etc) since it commendably attempts to penetrate the early culture of Rwanda, a culture many Rwandans are unfortunately out of touch with. A central part to any pageant is the crown(s) itself.
The diversity and range of museums and heritage sites gives the The Institute of National Museums of Rwanda an opportunity to present more to the global community. Rwanda has traced the history back further to World War I in collaboration with the German Embassy based in Rwanda.
Rwanda’s largest and oldest maximum security prison, commonly known as 1930, will become a Museum by June this year.
The origins of Kigali as the Rwandan capital can be traced back to 1907. When the country gained its independence on July 1, 1962, the capital was like a small village when compared to what it is today.
The Walk to Remember was created by young Rwandans as a way to stand against genocide.