AFRICAN HERITAGE AND HEALTH WEEK
African Heritage and Health Week February 1-7 each year celebrates the foods, flavors, and healthy cooking heritage of a traditional African diet. Exploring the cuisines that are central to Africa, South America, the Caribbean, and the American South, African Heritage & Health Week also inspires us to eat better by learning cooking techniques and culinary history.
The week-long celebration focuses on traditional cooking methods that are infused into African heritage. These richly cultivated menus span cultures across the Americas and Africa. The observance explores how these diets are full of delicious spices and healthy ingredients that can be incorporated into any lifestyle.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AfricanHeritageAndHealthWeek
Explore traditional African foods and discover African heritage while you do.
- Try new recipes.
- Share stories about African heritage.
- Take a cooking class.
- Host a potluck of African dishes.
- Pass your heritage along to the next generation.
Enjoy a traditional African meal and use #AfrianHeritageANDHealthWeek to share on social media.
AFRICAN HERITAGE AND HEALTH WEEK HISTORY
Oldways founded African Heritage and Health Week to celebrate the traditional flavors and cooking heritage of African cuisines. Oldways celebrates cuisines around the world, providing healthful recipes and menus designed based on traditional diets.
There are over 1,500 national days. Don’t miss a single one. Celebrate Every Day® with National Day Calendar®!