Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa, commemorated every 24th day of September to celebrate the country’s natural heritage and diverse culture.
South Africa, often referred to as the ‘Rainbow Nation’ is composed of various cultures, traditions, and heritage. Heritage Day is set aside to celebrate all that brings these different cultures together despite the differences. South Africans celebrate this day by visiting heritage sites, concerts, and festivals, spending time with family bonding over banter, and of course, barbeque, locally known as, ‘Braai’.
At Adevia Health, South Africa, we acknowledge and appreciate the diversity of different cultures regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and religion. For this year’s Heritage Day, we sought to find out from our South African nurses and staff, what aspects of the country’s heritage are important to them.