Generally, different culture groups think, feel and act differently. There is no scientific standard for considering one group as intrinsically superior or inferior to another. Cultural diversity has the potential to unite people in the same manner as it has the potential to divide them. Culture is celebrated, developed and/or preserved for its own sake, as well as to address economic and social issues.

The Department of Arts and Culture has been entrusted with the responsibility of preserving and promoting all different cultures of those residing within KwaZulu-Natal. The cultural tapestry which the province is endowed with, and the need to promote it, is entrenched in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Each nation in the universe has its own commemorations; the Zulu nation is no exception. KZN has numerous tributes  which include the following:

UMKHOSI WENKOSAZANE YEZULU – This ceremony is a prayer to the Almighty to request rain, abundant food, fertility and peace for the nation.

UMKHOSI WESIVIVANE – Zulu women gather and empower one another on how best to take care of their families, to carry out their responsibilities as well as bring up their children.

UMKHOSI WOMHLANGA – This celebration is dedicated to the flowers of the Zulu nation, the maidens. It is commemorated annually during the month of September at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Enyokeni Royal Palace kwaNongoma, north of KZN.

UMKHOSI WELEMBE – King Shaka, the son of Senzangakhona, is remembered when this ritual is performed for what he achieved during his twelve year.

UMKHOSI WOSELWA – This is the Zulu nation’s prayer to thank God for rain, abundance of food and the good things He has done, including protecting the intellectuals of the nation who are the source or preservers of the history and culture of the Zulus.

EASTERN RENDEZVOUS – This event that focus on celebrating the diverse linguistic groups within the Indian community such as Tamil, Hindi, Telegu, Gujerati and Urdu