Every day people all over the world celebrate their cultural heritage, simply by living their lives in a way that embodies who they are and where they came from. One day in a year is set aside to celebrate the joint history and heritage of the country. Heritage Day encourages us to celebrate all the diverse cultures of our country and to bring awareness to important cultural monuments and sites.
This was the aura at the Petingo Peoples Park in Austerville, on Thursday, 24 September, where many community members came together to celebrate Heritage Day Khoisan style. They braaied and reminisced around the bonfire. They even heeded the President’s call to dance in unity to the tune of ‘Jerusalema’.
“We have an opportunity to give a voice to our ancestors, elders, and our future generation to reclaim our cultural identity through education in solidarity, through exposure, and bringing awareness. Let us continue embracing our culture and keeping it alive. Between self-determination and preservation, it remains vibrant and as resilient as ever.