Braai The Beloved Country!
As the days’ entry in Wikipedia suggests, “Heritage Day, September 24, is a Public Holiday on which South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.”
Heritage Day evolved from its origins as Shaka Day in KwaZulu-Natal, to its present form. We are encouraged to remember and recognise the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa.
Born from his labelling of South Africa as “The Rainbow Nation”, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in 2007, became the official patron of what was then called National Braai Day. Subsequently rebranded as the “Braai 4 Heritage” campaign, the initiative received the endorsement of South Africa’s National Heritage Council.
A visit to the Braai4Heritage site will give you all the advice, tips, recipes and suggestions on hosting your own Heritage Day gathering that you’ll need.
I’d like to especially encourage ex-pat South Africans wherever they are in the world to get it together today and to reaffirm their national heritage.
May the wors be with you!