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Celebrating Heritage Day

September 24, 2022

On Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Many would argue that they are tired with the same old carnival attire flaunted year in and year out on Heritage Day.

Yet thousands of foreigners and tourists cross the square, particularly on a Saturday. I think the marketing team did a great job of capturing the imagination of local and foreign tourists with their theme Carnival on the Square. It does leave one with a fuzzy feeling, yes this is my country.

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

One way the day is often celebrated is by wearing traditional dress to various events that are held across the country. Another way that South Africans celebrate this day is with Braai, an informal barbecue that families often host. Different names for barbecue used by South Africans are Shisha Nyama or Ukosa. 


Someday all these tiny sparks will catch fire, someday people of Mzansi will dance and celebrate abundance through heritage around a huge bon- fire. We shall prosper and we shall be happy.


From → Mzansi

  1. Thank you for this color filled tribute. Love the dresses, wowee, beautiful vibrant colors.

    • I’m just happy you enjoyed. Lovely indeed.
      Thank you Poet.
      You are most welcome 🙂

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