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Spring Has Sprung- Heritage Day

Spring has sprung in South Africa and we are all getting ready for our world famous ‘National Braai day’. Braai is the South African term for what is known in other parts of the world as a barbeque. But trust me, there’s no better meat than braai’ed meat.

 

On Monday 24th September, South Africans the country over will be celebrating National Heritage day. So, what is Heritage day and why is it so important?

 

Previously known as Shaka Day, it used to commemorate Shaka the Zulu King who was instrumental in uniting disparate Zulu clans into a cohesive nation. It’s now a South African public holiday, declared in 1995, celebrated annually on the 24th of September. This is a day during which all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and diversity – the essence of what makes us a nation United in diversity. Diversity of traditions and diversity of beliefs. A true depiction of the ‘rainbow nation’.

 

And what better way to indulge in cultural explorations and sharing than around a fire with an ice-cold drink in your hand…

 

With the ray of sunshine of spring comes an even brighter range of watches. I hope you have taken the time to admire and spoil yourself or a loved one to one of our gorgeous watches. Linda is enjoying being able to work her creative juices in some warmth – finally!! Ps. Linda and the cold is a no-no :p

 

So, look forward to some engagement in the near future as she teases you to some ideas (or not). Who knows, perhaps you could even play a role and helping us choose what we’ll be treating the world to with our next range.

 

Our Ndebele Flora Range still has a few surprises coming – keep your eye out for those.

 

Until next time,

Elaine