Every year on the 24th of September, South Africans from all over the country come together and celebrate their culture and diversity with one simple gesture: To braai! Since 2005, Heritage Day has officially changed National Braai Day. Braai-ing has always been an integral part of our culture, so let’s all celebrate our Heritage by setting our fires alight and braai in the name of diversity!
There are various Braai and Heritage Day events taking place right across the country. If you find yourself in any of these areas, make sure to pop in for a boerie or three:
In partnership with the Eastern Cape provincial government the Department of Arts and Culture will host the official 2013 National Heritage Day celebration in the Buffalo City Metropolitan Area (East London). The theme for the celebration is “Reclaiming, Restoring and Celebrating Our Living Heritage”. The event will be staged at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.
National Braai Day and Castle Lager will be attempting to break the world record for most people braaing at the same time. Events are being staged at the SAB Brewery in Newlands (in Cape Town), at Innesfree Park in Sandton, at the Peoples Park in Durban, at The Village Pub (in Mamelodi, Pretoria), at Marina Glen (in Ebhulanti, East London) and at Motherwell Peace Park (in Port Elizabeth) tomorrow. Entrance to these events cost between R25 and R60 person and will feature performances by various SA DJ’s and other musical acts. Make sure that you check out the National Braai Day website for more details.
From 2 PM tomorrow the Good Food and Wine Show will be featuring a braai-off between 13 contestants who are competing for a spot in the National Braai Team (which is c0-captained by Braaiboy and Borries) at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg. The team will be announced at 5:45 PM. General admission tickets to this event costs R95 and tickets can be bought at the entrance or on the Computicket website.
If you’re in Cape Town, check out the Heritage Day Potjiekos Challenge at Noordhoek Farm Village. The cook-off invites all master potjie chefs to battle it out Olympic Games style against restaurants in the community: The Toad, The Foodbarn and Café Roux. Entrance is free but sampling some of the potjiekos will cost R20 per plate after the competition is over. Get more details on the Cape Town Magazine website.
If you know of any other events that is happening tomorrow to celebrate Heritage Day 2013, feel free to comment on this article. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.