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Namibia celebrates National Pavilion Day

08-27-2010 08:58 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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The African country of Namibia is celebrating its National Pavilion day on Thursday in World Expo park.

The pavilion, which sets its theme as "Experiencing Living Diversity", is presenting a colorful and culturally diverse Namibia.

Focusing on the three sub-themes of Exploration, Discovery, and Dreams, the exhibition showcases Namibia's traditional way of life, the reform of its urban community, and the protection of its nature and wildlife.

Located in the southwest part of the African continent, Namibia is the last country to gain independence in 1990. Living in this vast land of rhinoceros and hippos is a disappearing ethnic group known as the "Himba." The Himbas were once the wealthiest nomads on the African grasslands. Far away from urban civilization, the Himbas lived in separate villages, keeping their way of life and rituals that date back more than five-hundred years.

The African country of Namibia is celebrating its National Pavilion day on Thursday in World Expo park. 
The African country of Namibia is celebrating its National Pavilion day on Thursday 
in World Expo park. 

The Namibia Desert is the world's oldest and dates back more than 100-million years. The dunes on this desert are the world's tallest, measuring up to three hundred meters.

Namibia's lasting colonial period has left its modern culture with a rich European flavor. A quarter of the population in its capital, Windhoek, are European descendants. Distinctive architecture, dazzling shops, cafes, Christian churches, and castles are characteristic features of the city.

In a country of such a myriad of influences, Namibia reflects its unique culture through fashion. While keeping faithful to some traditional elements, the local designs are dotted with a wide palette, and lively patterns.

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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