Cosmo Meridian celebrates heritage day

Cosmo Meridian students, teachers and families united on 14 September 2019 to mark heritage month celebrations.

Children and their families celebrated the school’s cultural diversity with food, music, and activities from different cultures.

The event’s purpose was to bring the community together and to celebrate African heritage, said Vusi Masuku, the school principal.

“Heritage month is one of special moments in our school calendar,” Masuku said. “We use this moment to celebrate our diversity as Africans. It is a good thing to see learners dancing and singing to celebrate their heritage. It shows that they understand different cultures in our community. We also saw it necessary to invite local business people to come and sell their traditional food.”

It is very important for students and the community at large to commemorate heritage month, Masuku said.

“The amazing thing about culture is that it resonates beyond any borders,” he said. “The music, clapping of hands and movement of bodies becomes the international passport which is understood and shared by everyone. Culture helps us to understand how to relate to other people.”

Cosmo Meridian celebrates heritage day every year, he said. “Last year, we combined the heritage celebrations with the community thanksgiving ceremony. [BP1] This time around, celebrations are a bit limited, but the vibrancy and love is the same. Parents also had time to come and have a look at Group Five, which we will be starting next term. We are happy for the support that we are getting from the community.”

Our heritage should be celebrated from a community level up to national level, said Malvin Khumalo, a parent who attended the celebrations.

“I think every celebration should begin at a community level,” he said. “I am happy that the community is recognizing our heritage. We should continue celebrating, and our children should understand what heritage day is all about.

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans 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.

 “Heritage month is one of special moments in our school calendar,” said Vusi Masuku, the principal of Cosmo Meridian when the school’s students, teachers and families united on 14 September 2019 to mark heritage month celebrations.

The event’s purpose was to bring the community together and to celebrate African heritage, he said.  “We use this moment to celebrate our diversity as Africans. It is a good thing to see learners dancing and singing to celebrate their heritage. It shows that they understand different cultures in our community. We also saw it necessary to invite local business people to come and sell their traditional food.”

It is very important for students and the community at large to commemorate heritage month, Masuku said.

“The amazing thing about culture is that it resonates beyond any borders,” he said. “The music, clapping of hands and movement of bodies becomes the international passport which is understood and shared by everyone. Culture helps us to understand how to relate to other people.”

Cosmo Meridian celebrates heritage day every year, he said. “Last year, we combined the heritage celebrations with the community thanksgiving ceremony. This time around, the celebrations are a bit slightly, [BP2] but the vibrancy and love is the same. Parents also had time to come and have a look at Group Five, which we will be starting next term. We are happy for the support that we are getting from the community.”

Our heritage should be celebrated from a community level up to national level, said Malvin Khumalo, a parent who attended the celebrations.

“I think every celebration should begin at a community level,” he said. “I am happy that the community is recognizing our heritage. We should continue celebrating, and our children should understand what heritage day is all about.

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans 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.

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