24 September 2022
South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that makes up the population of South Africa.
In his address marking Heritage Day in 1996, the late former State President Nelson Mandela said, “When our first democratically-elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our National days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation.
Cultural Heritage an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values.
Cultural Heritage often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage.
Heritage Day encourages South Africans to celebrate not only their own cultural traditions, but also the diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions that make up the South African nation, according to President Ramaphosa.
He said it is a day for citizens to tell their stories about who they are and where they come from: Sep 25, 2014