"Dingaan's Day"

Dingaan's Day falls on 16 December and celebrates harmony between South Africa's diverse ethnic groups. It is named after the Zulu king Dingane, who entered into land negotiations with the nomadic Voortrekkers. It used to be called the Day of the Vow (1979-1993) and is now known as the Day of Reconciliation, but at the time of Chatwin's trip to Patagonia it was usually called the Day of Covenant.