Why do we celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa?

Each year, South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on the 24th of September. But why is this important enough to deserve a public holiday?

Some people think that Heritage Day is just a day for a braai. Others believe that it is a day to remember their own roots.

What often gets overlooked, is that Heritage Day is a day about others. This is an opportunity to raise your awareness of other people’s cultures. South Africa is a melting pot of people from many different backgrounds. We are all living together, united by the beauty and promise of a prosperous country.

The 24th of September is an opportunity for you to present your culture to those around you. Moreover, it is an opportunity for you to observe other people’s cultures and engage with your fellow human kind. Discover our differences and commonalities in order strengthen what bonds us.

Happy Heritage Day.