In several streets of the surrounding townships of the Vaal, young people took to the streets to splash water to mark the debut of spring. This old-age tradition still lives on even in the times of the sophisticated so-called ama-2000.

September the 1st marks the official spring day, scores of young people came out in their numbers to celebrate the first day of spring. Twenty litre buckets were filled with water together with other containers to splash by passers-by with water.

Several roads were a no go area for pedestrians as many feared to be splashed. Joyful loud laughter and falling backers and splashing water were the order of the day. Even in school some teachers succumed to some litres of water being splashed on them.

The spoke to some pupils and others mentioned that spring water splashes are a never dying tradition.We grew up seeing our sisters and brothers practising this culture, we cannot just let it die,” they said.

Report by: Cornelius D. Mofokeng.