Heritage Day - Your Traditional Brand September 20 2017, 0 Comments
Wikipedia, our old friend, could not have summed this up better: “Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum 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."
With a “local is lekker” flavour to this blog, the Kapas Baby team, firstly, wants to wish you the happiest of Heritage Days this Sunday, but also to encourage you to take some time out this weekend to give your little people a taste of your heritage so we have come up with a few ideas for you:
- Cook something delicious and specific to your culture. Let your kids; learn an old family recipe, chop, peel, lick the spoon and get stuck into heritage flavours that you grew up with.
- Plant something indengious. There is something so wonderful about spending time in a garden with your little ones; appreciating nature, catching up in a technology-free zone, and it could be the start of a great family tradition (especially if you are planting a tree).
- For the braaiing-kind of families – this is a no-brainer. Get the family around for Sunday lunch and get stuck into a good old fashioned braai.
- Branch out and explore another culuture. Plan something out of your comfort zone and introduce your kids to a new type of culutural activity or a totally new meal.
- Just for fun. Teach your little one a new greeting in honour of respecting someone else’s culture and mother tongue.
- Read something tradtional. Sink your teeth into a bed-time story from the “good old days”, something with a real tradtional ending.
Whatever you decide to do this Heritage Day, make sure your little people feel that extra bit prouder to be South African! Give them a chance to learn something new and enjoy our unique country; cultural diversity, flavoursome foods, and opportunities to explore the best of our South African outdoors.
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