From their hospitable people to their delicious food, Uganda is a culturally rich place. Here are 4 fun facts about Ugandan culture.
Uganda Has a Dance in Honor of Longhorn Cattle
In western Uganda, there’s a music style called “Ekitaguriro.” The main instruments used in this style are a flute and drum, and the music is often accompanied by a special dance. “The ekitaguriro music and dance honor the longhorn cattle found in this region,” Compassion International explains. “It is danced by both women and men. The dancers follow the beat of the drum, mimicking the foot sounds, rhythms and movements of the beloved cattle.”
One of the Smallest Church Buildings in the World Is in Uganda
Did you know that Uganda is home to one of the smallest church buildings in the world? The church sits atop Biku Hill and is only about 8 feet tall and 8 feet wide, essentially only enough room for three people! As you can imagine, this tiny space doesn’t host traditional church services. Typically people use it as a place to pray or meditate instead.
Uganda Has a “Three for One” Rule When It Comes to Trees
Protecting their nature and wildlife is very important to Ugandan people. In fact, they have a rule that if you cut down one tree, you have to plant another tree in its place! This fun fact about Uganda demonstrates just how deeply Ugandans love and care for their country.
There Are a Lot of Kids in Uganda!
If you ever get the chance to visit Uganda, you will undoubtedly see a lot of kids running around. This is because 50% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 14! Ugandan children need the love of Christ as well as practical help. This is why our model is Rescue, Restore, and Replicate. We rescue children from extreme poverty, abuse, abandonment, and trafficking. We restore families through an integrative continuum of care. And we replicate by equipping children and families to affect their communities for God’s glory.