South Coasters celebrate Heritage Day

2017-10-12 06:00
St Martin de Porres School teachers and pupils in traditional Zulu gear.PHOTOS: supplied

St Martin de Porres School teachers and pupils in traditional Zulu gear.PHOTOS: supplied

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SOUTH Coast schools and organisations celebrated Heritage Day by dressing up in traditional outfits representing their culture.

According to SA History, the public holiday was first observed in 1996.

Previously, September 24 was known as Shaka Zulu Day in commemoration of King Shaka
Zulu.

“When the proposed Public Holidays Bill before the new South African Parliament omitted Shaka Day, the Inkatha Freedom Party objected to the Bill.

A compromise was reached when it was decided to create a day where all South Africans could observe and celebrate their diverse cultural heritage.

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