African Heritage And Health Week

African Heritage and Health Week begins on February 1st and ends on the 7th of that month each year. The purpose of this holiday is to remind people of the traditional African diet—a diet influenced by the diets of Central African countries, as well as the countries of South America, the Caribbean, and even the American South.

It’s also a week that focuses on the unique cooking techniques found in this cuisine. Anyone and everyone looking for a cuisine that’s not only tasty but also unique will want to celebrate this holiday week.

The History Of African Heritage & Health Week

Oldways Cultural Food Traditions created this holiday to highlight the taste, uniqueness, and health benefits of African cuisine. They not only created this holiday but also provide people with recipes for tasty African dishes that can be easily made at home. All a person has to do is head over to their website to get access to a wide range of recipes from around the world.

Observing African Heritage & Health Week

Observing this holiday is fairly simple; all one has to do is try their hand at making meals within the African Heritage Diet. There are thousands of dishes from this tradition that people can easily make at home and serve to their family for a healthy meal. Some of these recipes include Black Beans and Brown Rice, African Peanut Soup, Ethiopian Cabbage, Pumpkin Soup, Shrimp Creole, and Cucumber Salad.

Anyone who begins to make these dishes will soon realize that African Central Diets are packed with healthy grains. That means eating these dishes can lower a person’s risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, and stroke. It can also help people maintain a healthy weight.

When is it?
This year (2024)
February 1 Thursday
Next year (2025)
February 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
February 1 Wednesday
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