National Braai Day 24 September

Posted by Ryan and Michelle on Tue September 8, 2015.

This month has a long weekend - 24 September is Heritage day but known to us as National Braai Day.

We still have campsites open - book today!

Celebration of Heritage Day
Heritage Day is often celebrated by having informal barbecues, or braais
South Africans celebrate Heritage Day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. Various events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this day.

In 2005, a media campaign sought to "re-brand" the holiday as National Braai Day, in recognition of the South African culinary tradition of holding informal backyard barbecues, or braais.

On 5 September 2007, Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his appointment as patron of South Africa's Braai (Barbecue) Day, affirming it to be a unifying force in a divided country (by donning an apron and tucking into a boerewors sausage). At the end of 2007 National Braai Day changed its name to Braai4Heritage and the initiative received the endorsement of South Africa's National Heritage Council (NHC).