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Where to celebrate Heritage Day in the UK

Heritage Day is around the corner, time for South Africans around the world to bring out the braais and celebrate the diverse cultures of the rainbow nation.

Heritage Day falls on a Saturday this year so there are no excuses not to join in the celebrations.

Here are a few events around the UK to meet fellow South Africans and enjoy Heritage Day together.

Heritage Day Bring & Braai & Sokkie
The Nene Hall, Daventry, Northamptonshire

South Africa Heritage Day
Almondsbury Creative, Bristol

South African Heritage Braai Day
The Stag and Huntsman Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames

Beats & Braai – South African Heritage Day Special
Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden, London

Lazy Sunday South African Braai
Billericay Brewing Company, Essex

Park Tavern Rugby and Heritage Day
Merton Road, London

Heritage Day Bring & Braai
High Lodge, Thetford Forest

The 24th of September was known as Shaka Day in commemoration of Shaka, the Zulu King. Every year people gather at the Shaka Memorial to honour him. When the Public Holidays Bill was presented to the post-ApartheidParliament of South Africa in 1996 it did not include 24th September as a proposed public holiday. The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) objected to the bill and then reached a compromise and the day was given its present title and accepted as a public holiday now known as Heritage Day and to some Braai Day.

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