Tomorrow, the 24th of September, South Africans will celebrate Heritage Day. The National Braai Day initiative was launched by the Mzansi Braai Institute in South Africa in 2005 on Heritage Day. National Braai Day is an active celebration of South Africa’s rich cultural heritage and its unique national pastime, the braai. The initiative aims to unite all South Africans by encouraging them to partake in a fun and tangible activity shared by all demographic groups, religious denominations and body types in the country.
National Braai Day is celebrated annually by South Africans across the world. Since 2008 it has been promoted under the Braai4Heritage banner, a non-profit initiative. On the 5th of September 2007 Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu was appointed as the patron of National Braai Day (Now Braai4Heritage). The initiative also received the endorsement of South Africa’s National Heritage Council (NHC) in 2008.
Tomorrow is the perfect day to have a braai with your friends and your loved ones! Break out the braai and enjoy the South African sunshine! Check out these Braai Classifieds on Junk Mail for braai accessories, braai wood, etc.
In 2009 the Braai4Heritage initiative introduced an official song to promote the initiative. The song is performed by Die Heuwels Fantasties, HHP and the Soweto Gospel Choir and is entitled “Our Heritage”.
This is the music video for the song:
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