June 3 is Martyrs’ Day in Uganda. Today, we remember twenty-two Christian converts who were murdered sometime in 1885-1887 by the king of Buganda (now part of Uganda) for their refusal to sacrifice to the tribal gods. Among these men were Catholics (officially sainted in 1964) and Anglicans. In Karamoja, everyone comes to celebrate at the Catholic mission in Namalu. The event, while technically a Catholic Mass, includes a great amount of celebration and dancing.
I wanted very much to learn English, so every day I was just gambling again and again.