Heritage Day – Celebrating Our Rich Diversity

There’s no occasion more important during this time than Heritage Day 2019! You don’t have to look far to see that South Africa is a country abundantly rich in culture. It is incredibly important to use opportunities and public holidays, such as Heritage Day, to shine a light and ensure the nation’s hopes remain ever aglow.  But, enough of that, I promised you that all my posts will bring joy to your day, not a frown to your face. So, let’s get into the ‘meat and boerewors’ of what you can do to celebrate Braai Day – I mean, Heritage Day!

Also known as Braai Day, the purpose of Heritage Day has always been to bring South Africans together through a celebration of our rich heritage. The occasion celebrates the idea of togetherness, or more appropriately, the spirit of Ubuntu. Celebrating diversity doesn’t mean that you have to see one culture, language or belief as superior to another; it means uniting under the same umbrella of that which makes each of us unique and fostering an understanding and ultimately, acceptance of these cultural differences. There is so much beauty to be found in the heritage of another person.

“Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation.” – Nelson Mandela

How can you celebrate Heritage Day 2019?

Have a Braai

Through braaiing, it’s never been easier to cultivate understanding between races, languages, cultures and even among family members with different cultural beliefs and social values. If you’re looking for a proudly South African Heritage Day celebration, nothing beats a ‘grill’ with the ones who mean the most to you! NetFlorist also has a remarkable variety of braaiware, such as a Personalised Braai Tong Bag.

Have a Picnic

Delight them with the ultimate outdoor experience! Explore our amazing range of picnic baskets. Fill your picnic basket with scrumptious Heritage Day food. A wonderful addition to any picnic meal is undoubtedly,  pap and chakalaka. This dish is a South African delicacy by many peoples’ standards. Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish with a spicy finish and is usually enjoyed during family festivities.

“I am African, not because I was born in Africa… but because Africa was born in me!” – Kwame

3 Interesting Facts about Heritage Day

  • In KwaZulu-Natal, the 24th of September was known as Shaka Day, to commemorate the life of King Shaka Zulu, the founding father of the Zulu nation.
  • Heritage Day was only recognised as a public holiday in 1995. Today, it celebrates the diverse cultural heritage that makes up our Rainbow Nation.
  • In 2007, after a pointed media campaign by Jan Braai, the day was nicknamed “Braai Day.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu was made the national spokesperson for Braai Day.

“Bringing people together is what I call ‘Ubuntu,’ which means ‘I am because we are.’” – Desmond Tutu

Buy Heritage Day gifts

Ah, gifts… No occasion is truly celebrated without them. NetFlorist has an extensive range of Heritage Day gifts that are reminiscent of our rich diversity. From extraordinary flowers that will convey the many ways that our Rainbow Nation has blossomed over the years, to amazing bakery gifts from the Bakery, there’s nothing more personal and from the heart than a terrific gift for Heritage Day.

Want Heritage Day gift ideas? One of our absolute favourites is the Heritage Day KitKat Promo box. Featuring a limited-edition variety of chocolate wafers, this gift represents the varied diversity of our African heritage. Exclusive only to NetFlorist, this is a proudly South African box of KitKat which contains 14 4-finger KitKat wafers that each represent the rich cultural heritage and 11 official languages of the South African people.

In addition, we have Heritage Day ideas for the office. To celebrate the strength of our African roots, decorate the office with an African Bonsai Tree in Pottery. Spoil a colleague with our beautifully made and uniquely designed Personalised Vintage Africa Note Set. Lastly, make it a feast that all your colleagues would love in the form of irresistible Stripy Strawberry Combo.

 “I am the product of the masses of my country.” – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Final Thought

A nation’s heritage lies in hearts and souls of all those who live in it, regardless of race, language or culture. From the incredible range of Heritage Day gifts, to our remarkable variety Heritage Day activities, celebrate the irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage of our Rainbow Nation.

So, what does Heritage Day mean to you? Which part of our rich heritage do you think deserves to be celebrated? Let us know in the comments below and be sure visit NetFlorist and be a part of the drive to help build our African nation!

Grandparents’ Day Gift Guide

Our greatest blessings are the ones that call us “grandson” and “granddaughter.” Yes, Grandparents’ Day 2019 is around the corner and at NetFlorist, we’ve prepared a vast variety of Grandparents’ Day gift ideas to spoil Grandma and Grandpa. So when is Grandparents’ Day? This year, Grandparents’ Day falls on Sunday, the 8th of September 2019. From all their tales of youth and the stories that may or may not be true, save the date and find the perfect gift to make this Grandparents’ Day the greatest story ever told!

As always, when you’re at a loss for the perfect gift, your new friend, Benny Bloom is here to ensure that Grandparents’ Day is just as amazing as Grandma and Grandpa!

 

For Grandma

Flowers and Plants

Say “Happy Grandparents’ Day” to your cutesy and ever-full-of-love grandma with radiant floral blooms from our range of Grandparents’ Day flowers. Treasure Grandma with an enchanting Pastel Flower Bouquet that features an incredible array of roses, lovely lilies and delicate daisies that all boast gentle pastel colours, wrapped in elegant cellophane. Speaking of roses, our flower range for Grandparents’ Day also boasts the incredible beauty of mixed roses in the form of the Rosey Revenge Bouquet. Buy roses online with NetFlorist and add a world of colour to your grandma’s life.

Does Grandma have a green thumb? Fill her garden with a vibrant array of plants from our exquisite Grandparents’ Day range. Remind Grandma that there’s no one quite as special or nice as her; delight her with Midi Phalaenopsis Orchid Wrapped in Pink, or be sure to make her heart smile with a Yellow Asiatic Lily in Hessian Wrapping. Make it a Grandparents’ Day gift beyond compare with a phenomenal gift set in the form of a White Kalanchoe and JC Le Roux Gift Hamper which features an adorable 22cm cream teddy bear, with a palatable bottle of the finest JC Le Roux La Vallee.

At NetFlorist, nothing makes flowers and plants feel and look better than a special touch to go with them!

 

Bath and Body

Luxuriate Grandma in a whirlwind of experience and delight her in our bath and body range. If you’re looking for remarkable gifts to celebrate Grandparents’ Day South Africa, look no further than our bath and body products that will put her at ease! From the incredible Charlotte Rhys St Thomas hamper which contains Charlotte Rhys St Thomas Hand & Body Lotion (300ml), Charlotte Rhys St Thomas Bath Salt (400g), Charlotte Rhys St Thomas Candle (50g), to more amazing bath time essentials that will put a smile on Grandma’s face.

In addition, explore our remarkably comfortable personalised gowns. Intricately laced and beautifully sewn to a standard of perfection, be sure to warm her heart with a Personalised Purple Gown. This terrific gown boasts an enticing look of velvet, and is available in small, medium, large, extra-large and extra-extra-large. Love is the greatest gift that one generation can give to another and the older the generation, the greater the love they have to give. Love Grandma in kind with amazing Personalised Floral Spotted Cosmetic Bag that will feature a personalised Grandparents’ Day message from the heart.

 

For Grandpa

Fine Alcohol & Chocolate

Indulge Grandpa with the palatable taste of fine alcohol from South Africa’s largest sameday delivery service. Is your grandpa a brandy man or wine connoisseur? Delight him with sensational alcohol gifts from our marvellous Grandparents’ Day range. For instance, you can treat him to the decadent brew of this Martell VS which is paired with delectable Lindt hazelnut treats (100g) for an aftertaste as sweet as grandpa’s love.

Speaking of sweet, treat your grandpa with the indulgent sweetness of chocolate from our Grandparents’ Day range. Buy chocolate gifts online that will go perfectly with the distinctive taste of his favourite alcohol beverage. Remind him that he’s the best grandpa in the world with our scrumptious Personalised Best Grandpa Candy Jar, or take his breath way with the Personalised Granddad Photo Chocolate Tray that consists an amazing assortment of 12 Belgian chocolate truffles along with a delightful bottle of his wine. Nothing says, “Have an amazing Grandparents’ Day!” than a sweet combo to fill grandpa’s heart with joy.

 

Clothing

Let Grandpa show off his classic style with incredible clothing gifts from our incredible range of Grandparents’ Day gift ideas. Our unique array of men’s custom clothing consists of stunning Personalised Grandpa Golf T-shirts which is seamlessly designed for a grandpa that’s on par with the latest trends. The Flying Hero T-shirt is perfect for a grandpa who always saves the day, no matter the occasion!

This Grandparents’ Day 2019, make NetFlorist your one-stop online clothing store and order clothes online, including terrific long-sleeved shirts. Buy the stunning Rolling Racecar Long Sleeve T-shirt for a grandpa that’s always on the move, or the ever-so-exceptional Vintage Tools Long Sleeve T-shirt for a handy granddad with a knack for fixing that which has been broken!

 

Enjoy Grandparents’ Day 2019!

With silver in their hair, and gold in their hearts, grandparents are truly the most amazing people in the world! In fact, just to show you that we’re all for spoiling Grandma and Grandpa, NetFlorist also has amazing flowers and gifts that won’t break your budget. We have gifts under R199, gifts under R399 as well as gifts under R599. Which means that no matter your budget, nothing stands in the way of making grandma and grandpa feel special!