Your Heritage Day Braai List
The 24th of September is a special day for citizens across South Africa as we all come together around a braai. Whether you call it, “Braai Day” or Heritage Day, the public holiday is about our multicultural country uniting to celebrate our rich heritage.
If you are unfamiliar with what Braai Day essentials you will need, we have created a list just for you. Whether you are hosting Braai Day for the first time or are new to South Africa, this list will include all you need to know to have a truly South African Heritage/Braai Day.
5 Braai Essentials for Heritage Day
1. Good friends
No braai or public holiday is complete without the company of great friends both old and new. Heritage Day is about combining race, language, religion and region into one common heritage. Often likened to that of Thanksgiving for Americans, St. Patrick’s Day for the Irish, Bastille Day for the French and Australia Day for Australians, National Heritage Day is a day to bring together friends and family.
2. Good food
Heritage Day can be a great day to start trying other cultural food you would not normally eat. Braai meat, Shisa Nyama or Ukosa has a multitude of variations which means a growing menu for you to choose from.
If you don’t fancy doing all the cooking, why not visit Moyo at Eden on the Bay Mall? Their menu boasts proudly African cuisine and their view of the Atlantic Ocean is both uninterrupted and breath-taking.
Moyo at Eden on the Bay is all about celebration and offers an authentic African experience with great food, live music, ambience and traditional face painting from one of their artists.
3. Good views
While we’re celebrating our heritage, it’s a good chance to take in all that our beautiful country has to offer.
Now that it is getting warmer, why not take your Braai Day to a braai friendly camping site with breath taking views. With such a multifarious country as ours, it is important that we take the time to reflect and be thankful for its impossible beauty.
Whether you are beside the sea, in the bushveld or even in the city, our country should be savoured at least once in a while.
4. Good tunes
This day is about celebrating our rich heritage and cultural values, so get the day going with some truly South African tunes. South Africa’s music industry is a thriving hub and offers variety to all musical preferences.
Moyo at Eden on the Bay Mall scouts the continent of Africa for the best artistic talent. Upon arriving, expect colourful costumes, dramatic acts and fancy footwork of dancers that leaves you delighted.
5. Good stories
Lastly, and most importantly, Heritage Day is about stories and great story-telling. With a country as diverse, colourful, tempestuous and dynamic as South Africa, there are countless stories we have all ultimately experienced and can learn from.Standing around the fire does something to all of us. It makes us open up and share our experiences with others. Even if it just is the ‘dop’ talking, it can be a great stress reliever to share with loved ones and new friends, wherever we are and whoever we choose to spend it with.
Happy Heritage Day to all!
Note featured photo source: channel24