Sunday, September 24, 2017

Celebrating Heritage Day

Today, 24 September 2017 we are celebrating Heritage day in South Africa. Also well know as "Braai Dag" (Barbeque Day). South Africans celebrate their culture and diversity of their traditions and believe.  We are truly the rainbow nation. It was first time celebrated on 24 September 1995 and is a public holiday. Now, this year it is on a Sunday, that means tomorrow is a public holiday. Yippy! For a long weekend!

Heritage Day celebrate in South Africa at school

Celebrating Heritage Day

 We celebrate the day at school and the learners had the opportunity to dress in their traditional clothes. They all looked so colourful and beautiful. 


Heritage day Traditional clothing

Learners in their traditional clothes

Maybe you don't know it, but South Africa have 11 official languages. And most people here are fluent in two languages. For example I'm Afrikaans but can also speak English as my second language. I'm teaching Afrikaans as First Additional Language at a Primary School. But for most of my students it is their third language. Most schools in South Africa are English or Afrikaans and not the learner’s home language.

Today I’m sharing words that some learners told me in their mother tongue.


ENGLISH
LANGUAGE
yiyakubonga
Thank you
isiZulu
Goeie nag
Good night
Afrikaans
izala
Come here
isiZulu
isitunsi
shadow
isiZulu
dumelang
hello
Spedi
unjane
How are you?
isiZulu
umuhle
You are beautiful
isiZulu
hatic
I know
Swathi
Mobimo
God
isiZulu
Modimo
God
seSotho
gogo
Granny
isiZulu
margo
but
isiZulu
umama
mother
isiZulu
isea
come
Xhosa
Inkosa zana
princess
isiZulu
molwene
hello
Xhosa

Heritage day Traditional Clothing, Beads, South Africa

Look at the beautiful beads!

 It is really wonderful it is to live in a country so diverse and beautiful. 




Post a Comment