Heritage Day on 24 September recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of our nation. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa.
The official Heritage Day celebrations will take place on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 at James Motlatsi stadium, Orkney, North West.
The theme for this year’s Heritage Month is “Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell your story that moves South Africa Forward!" The theme encourages South Africans to tell their stories as part of celebrating 20 years of democracy. South Africa is a country with a great story to tell, a story of struggle and victory and a commitment to work together to foster nation building and social cohesion.
Various other events are staged throughout the country to commemorate this day.
- On this day South Africans come together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and diversity that has the power to help build our nation.
- We also affirm our diverse cultures and in so doing shape our national character as a “rainbow nation” that is at peace with itself.
- Celebrating this day is part of our efforts to heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.
Let us use this day to move towards that vision of national unity and cultural harmony.