Heritage Festival Market at the old Tau Gate:
Dances, games and food. Come and join in.
Our next public holiday is just around the corner: Heritage Day on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. The Local Kekana Gardens Community Leadership in conjunction with Dinokeng Game Reserve Community Beneficiation & Liaison Committee will celebrate this day in style.
We intend to make the Heritage Festival Market an established date in our calendars. We want to grow the gentle seedling planted last year, so activities are again centered around the old Tau gate, home of the D’Nokasi Crafters. A rich program from 9:00 am to 5 pm will celebrate our heritage and allow to learn more about our divers customs. We ask all product owners to share the program with their guests and invite them to join in.
The Community Police Forum and Metro Police will help us with safe crossing of the road and provide with secure parking.
After the official opening at 9:00 the cultural program starts at 9:30
A huge variety of dance groups from within the community will show their skills and passion. Amongst others there will be Sepedi, Zulu and Xosa cultural dances, more recent dance styles like Pantsula, Mongo Groove and Hip Hop are performed as well, and not to forget Gumboot dance and traditional wedding dances as well as choir performances. If you got the rythm join in, otherwise just watch and enjoy.
More active participation are maybe with the indigenous games like Morabaraba, Diketo, Mma Skitlana, Mmela and Ludo. Something for everybody, from individual, to partner, to team games – watch, get introduced, join in.
Food is an integral part of every culture. Mzansi food and drinks are sold by local business people. On the menu: Mala e Mohodu (pap and tripes), Pap le Maotwana (pap and chicken feet), Skop (sheep head), Mopane worms, Pap and Morogo (an African spinach like vegetable), pap and wors, Mxomboti (traditional African beer). The Dinokeng Voluntary Rangers will prepare potjekos and sell it to generate funds for our community work.
With your support we are looking forward to another successful Heritage Festival Market.