Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Heritage Day

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this), 24 September, is Heritage Day here in South Africa. Heritage Day is a Public Holiday on which South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their cultural heritage and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. Here in Port Elizabeth there will be several Heritage Day celebrations with onr of the main ones being a "Save our City" campaign driven by the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourist Guides Association. Activities will start at the Donkin Reserve after which a guides walk will be done past some of the heritage sites in the area.
The Donkin Reserve with the Lighthouse (1861) and Pyramid (1820) is very much part of Port Elizabeth's heritage in that the pyramid is a monument in memory of Lady Elizabeth Donkin after which the city was named.
So whatever you do tomorrow, don't forget to celebrate your heritage.


  1. Great photo! The colours are so vibrant and rich...that when I first saw the thumbnail image on the CDP portal I thought it was an oil painting!!

    Greetings from TORUN DAILY PHOTO here in Poland. Come and visit us sometime!

  2. One of the ways many South African's celebrate Heritage Day is by BRAAI-ING (barbeque for those who don't know the term) as it is also National Braai Day!!

  3. Boing is right, and thus I am covering that today.