Heritage Day is celebrated every year on September 24th and celebrates the heritage and roots of South Africa. The culture of this continent is so diverse that it is called the Rainbow Nation. A huge number of nationalities live here, which differ in skin color and traditions. To emphasize the originality of South African culture, Heritage Day was established.
The mission of the holiday is to acquaint people with the culture and heritage of the South African continent, talk about how people live, and teach them to accept them for who they are. Traditionally, Heritage Day is celebrated with a picnic called a braai. Why September 24th? On this day, South Africa celebrates Shaka Day, a memorial day for the Zulu monarch who founded the Zulu nation.
- Every year on September 24, South Africans gather at the tomb of King Shaka, an important person in the history of South Africa.
- In 195, there was an attempt to recognize the day of memory of the monarch Shaka as an official holiday, as a result, Heritage Day appeared on the calendar.
- South Africa has 10 World Heritage Sites recognized by the United Nations.
How to celebrate
The symbol of the holiday is a picnic, organize fun gatherings with friends in the braai style. Read more about South Africa, the history of this continent is filled with dramatic events, start with the life of Nelson Mandela, who fought against racial injustice. This man has a lot to learn. Share your thoughts about the holiday on social networks, this is an interesting topic for conversation.
When is Heritage Day in 2022?
Heritage Day is observed on September 24 each year.