December 16 marks the end of racial discrimination among the people of South Africa. To heal the people who faced the atrocities for decades, and to bring peace and unity among them. On this day we also celebrate national chocolate covered everything day. It celebrates the health benefit and fun of adding chocolate to everything. To add the sweetness of it in our life. Let us read about both here.
The Day of Reconciliation
Bringing harmony to a nation suffering from decades of injustice, The Day of Reconciliation came out in 1994. Therefore healing the division between the people of South Africa. So every year on December 16, people of Africa celebrate this day as a national holiday. It celebrates the end of horrifying discrimination and racism. It had been considered as one of the most important dates in history.
The Day of Reconciliation celebrates the end of suffering of the people who faced decades of racial discrimination. Although introduced in 1994, it came into effect from 1995. The racial segregation in South Africa began with the rule of the Dutch Empire in 1652. Since then, the things have gotten only worse. Then in 1991, National Party introduced this day. The date December 16 holds importance to Afrikaner and African people, both. For Africans it marked the day of one of the very important protest against racial discrimination in 1910. Whereas, Afrikaners celebrated this day as the Day of the Covenant.
How to Celebrate?
The main motive to celebrate this national holiday is to help bridge the gap between the people of South Africa. The gap that colonization had created over the centuries. In order to celebrate this day, you can learn more about the history and culture of South Africa. In South Africa people participates in parades and other festivities during this national holiday recognizing the contribution of the veterans. You can also learn study something about colonization and how it goes hand in hand with racial segregation. Take some time out and read about some famous personalities of South Africa.
Chocolate Covered Everything Day
What do barbecue potatoes, strawberries, ants, and chips have in common? Its not much on any ordinary day but on December 16, all these things could be considered key ingredients in a creative culinary confection. This is because on December 16, we will all be celebrating National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. This is the day everyone have been waiting for.
The use of chocolates dates back to Mesoamerica. Aztecs believed it as the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom. In the sixteenth century, the cocoa fruit came to Europe. And in Europe, the people added sugar to it and made it popular all over the Europe.
How to Celebrate?
Who does not like chocolates? from kids to adults, everyone loves chocolates. By adding this melted delight you can add variation to so many mediocre and boring dishes. In order to celebrate this day, you can incorporate chocolate in your meal today. Or you can buy a small chocolate fountain and set it up and enjoy a classic chocolate fondue with family and friends. Add it to you fruits or just apply some on your bread. Enjoy this melted delight in ay way you want!