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Jan Braai: Is Your Town Ready for Braai Day?

Red HotJan Braai, author of Red Hot, and the driving force behind the National Braai Day initiative, held on National Heritage Day on 24 September, has been busy preparing for this public holiday:

Press release:

Is Your Town Ready for Braai Day?

The countdown has started for the beloved and most anticipated public holiday in the South African annual calendar. National Braai Day on 24 September is just one week away and South African households are getting ready to gather around fires and do what they do best, ‘BRAAI’.

This year, the National Braai Day initiative is taking it one step further by changing various town names across South Africa to braai relevant names, in an effort to get all citizens ready for the big day.

Jan Braai, the man behind the National Braai Day initiative had this to say, “I am very excited about preparations for this year’s National Braai Day; we even went as far as changing town names to braai relevant names. We are revolutionary and National Braai Day is a revolution to unite all South Africans around fires one day per year. Names of places need to change to keep in tune with the changing times. And this week, names of towns need to change to get ready for National Braai Day. This is a revolution by the people, for the people. All South Africans like to braai”.

Over the past few months, the organisation took suggestions for name changes for towns from millions of South Africans around braai fires. New signs boards for towns were manufactured and sent to braaiers across the nation. Over the past few days, revolutionary braaiers erected these new sign posts in many places all across the country.

‘Houtbraai’, formerly known as Hout Bay, Gansbaai is now known as ‘Gansbraai’, Strand has been changed to ‘Brand’, Bredasdorp is now known as ‘Braaidasdorp’. Parkview is ‘Porkview’, Midrand is ‘Midbrand’, Woodmead is now ‘Wood & Meat’, Port Elizabeth is ‘Pork Elizabeth’, East London is ‘Feast London’, and Bryanston will this week be known as ‘Braainston’ . These are some of the towns which are among the Braai Day Towns for National Braai Day 2013 as the country braces itself for the festivities.

We would not want you to miss out, get involved by tweeting with the hashtag #braaidaytown to @JanBraai with the name of your #braaidaytown for #nationalbraaiday, you can also go and like Jan Braai on Facebook to follow the conversation about #braaidaytown and #nationalbraaiday.


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