Heritage day is celebrated today in South Africa

Bayside Tuesday news post – its Heritage Day in South Africa and our ladies came to work dressed in traditional outfits!

Heritage Day is one of the newly created South African public holidays. It is a day in which all are encouraged to celebrate their cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs, and traditions that make up the nation of South Africa. Below are some ideas and activities from Getaway magazine.

Try a South African dish you’ve never tasted before !!

Here are some options to celebrate our diverse heritage.
– Potjiekos: what could be more fun than cooking in a cauldron?
– Boeber: a traditional Cape Malay sweet, milk drink, made with vermicelli, sago, sugar, and flavoured with cardamom, stick cinnamon and rose water.
– Chakalaka: a delicious, spicy vegetable relish
– Dombolo: bread made steamed in a pot
– Isidudu: pumpkin pap
– Waterblommetjie bredie: lamb stew with waterblommetjies found in the Western Cape
– Yellow rice: a sweet side dish made with raisins, cinnamon and sugar

Explore South Africa’s magnificent landscape to appreciate our hertiage.
South Africa is one of the world’s most unique and exquisite countries. With plenty of biodiverse offerings, such as the Cape Floral Kingdom, there is no shortage of sites to marvel over. CapeNature’s 26 reserves located in the Western Cape will have free entry from 23-26 September 2019, so visitors won’t pay a conservation fee when entering any of the CapeNature reserves that are open to the public.

Visit a South African museum on Heritage Day
Spend the morning of Heritage Day ambling around a museum, soaking up some culture and appreciating the creatives of our country.
– Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town celebrates contemporary African art and on Heritage Day, entry is free.
– Phansi Museum will showcase the grand opening of an exhibition celebrating Umshado (marriage) in Durban, entry is free.
– KwaZulu-Natal Museum in Pietermaritzburg has a new display for Heritage Day and is the custodian of one of the most important collections of Zulu craft objects. Adults pay R15 entry.
– The Iziko Museums of South Africa will host a week-long cultural programme with free entry to selected museums, in collaboration with Afrofest, the Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia, called in_herit FESTIVAL 2019.
– The South African Jewish Museum is one of Cape Town’s not-to-be-missed heritage experiences, entry for adults is R75.
– District Six Museum sheds light on communities whose cultural developments were interrupted by the Apartheid regime. Having opened its doors in 1994, the museum was declared a National Heritage Site in 2006. Entry is R45 for adults.
– Museum Africa in Johannesburg is located inside a heritage building and has a permanent exhibition called ‘My Culture’ that celebrates hundreds of different South African cultural and ethnic groups. Entry is free.
– Apartheid Museum in Gauteng showcases the history of South Africa and the rise and fall of Apartheid. Entry is free on Heritage Day.