a umemulo is a traditional ceremony celebrated by Xhosa/Zulu HOW DOES IT WORK A father of a Xhosa or Zulu girl child must tell all his family about the umemulo IT is usually celebrated to welcome the girl child, the girl is made a umemulo to show she is a virgin and now she is becoming a full woman , the girl will go to the village with other girls and women who will accompany her, on the umemulo day her accompanies will help her to dress up her traditional skirt, blouse , headdress , soft leather aprons and her traditional jewelry when it starts the father will come calling his child with her clan names all of them and they will eat meat