Heritage day Celebration.
South Africa is well known for its cultural diversity, ethnicity, language, and lifestyle. The month of September is observed as Heritage and Tourism Month. South Africans celebrate the 24th of September by wearing their traditional attires, representing their different cultures. Traditional dishes are prepared and shared among different tribes.
Music and Dance is one of the distinctive ways used by different tribes to display and represent their culture. President Cyril Ramphosa urged South Africans to join in the #JerusalemChallange as a way to celebrate the Country’s diversity.
This is the first time in South Africa celebrating this day under a global pandemic. The Covid-19 Statistics in the country shows what a united South Africa is capable of achieving.
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) September 24, 2020
In Celebration of Heritage day, Wiggletunes News Team interviewed South Africans about Heritage day.
Sandiso Sifumba (Mr. Indoni Cultural 2015)
”I believe heritage day should be a time for all South African citizens to reflect deeply on the rainbow nation discourse …more specifically on issues of decolonization and transformation…(*in light of recent Clicks advert among others)
I also question the existence of heritage day and the message it might inadvertently promote:
I mean for myself I find it quite puzzling kutsi in an Africa country we have to have certain days where we celebrate our being 🤷🏿♂️. Isn’t this “heritage” embedded in our identify 🤷🏿♂️? at least somewhere outside Africa bona they can have heritage day to celebrate “African culture “But for us, heritage day should be an everyday thing 🤷🏿♂️
This also brings out the message yekutsi one can only celebrate their being on heritage day…”
From right to left. Ngilo lijaha laka Sifumba …ngilo lijaha lelasabela nalibitwa kwekutsi limele sive semaSwati ngemnyaka wa2015. Ngilo lijaha lelawela mfula kwakhotsama tingwenya 🌝 nginguBhele…Khuboni …Langa lokulunga ..Qunta ….Godide..Mbikazi…Ndabezitha! Njengobe ubona angisuye mahamba yedvwa njengelilanga …Ngiphetse lona lijaha lakaNkosi …Nguye Dlamani …Hlubi lomuhle ….Mswaaaaati!
Ronny (Zimbabwean National living in South Africa)
“My favorite South African culture is the Venda culture. They are socialized in an extraordinary way from birth. Above all the moral values are on the other level. I have seen all in SA and I still think there is no other culture full of respect and good moral values like the Venda people. Above all the food they are trained to eat is full of life, I have a friend who survived the worst attacks of covid-19 and pneumonia using herbs delivered from that side. And lastly, you can not take the Venda culture out of a Venda person.”
Sifiso Mnisi ( Maskandi Enthusiast)
“Ukudla kwesintu engikuthandayo, Uphuthu nosu (inyama yangaphakathi yenkomo)”
”Ngingu Mnisi – Mnisi Mvuleni ,nkhophe timayaka ,lwandle kaluwelwa , luwelwa tikonjane Tona tiphapha etulu ,nine nangena ku Matjolo naphuna nesikhuni sivutsa ,nine beMhlongamvula ,Gwadlagwadla lomnadzi ngephansi nangetulu .Manyovu lobengadzinwa nakusutela”
To all South Africans, Happy Heritage day! Live, Eat, dance and enjoy the fresh breeze of the United South Africa.