Red Week Festival - Western Cape, Stellenbosch
All Day, Saturday, 31 October 2009
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Where: Spiers, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
When 230 indigenous coral trees celebrate the arrival of Spring it’s sure to be a blooming expression of dynamic beauty. Spier’s environs will soon be draped in brilliant shades of red when hosting its annual Red Week festival from Friday October 23rd to Saturday 31st. Red wine tasting will be a focus of the festivities and artistic installations decorated in red are sure to inspire discussion and debate.
According to African folklore, the coral tree is a tree of the wild but also of the people, in that it is often found next to historic kraals. The three points on the leaf are thought to symbolize the relationships between people and divinity; people and the soil; and people to other people. Restaurants at Spiers will incorporate red themes into the dishes, bringing delectable ruby and scarlet tones to the table or picnic fare. The conservation programs will be on red alert all week, with special activities planned to educate and enthuse. For further information call 021 809 1100