Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Mothers Orders

Woman points finger at children sitting on porch where all are wearing costumes.

Children are shushed during a prayer at the porch of the homestead of the Tatum family where sometimes up to 1,000 relatives gather for the three-day celebration in Waycross Georgia. Traditional family reunion activities include an afternoon luncheon and feature music as well as historic skits that highlight a family’s history.