Mandela Day

Mandela Day - Thursday, July 18, 2024

Famous People People & Relationships

There was one man who has been lauded for leading the charge to put an end to apartheid in South Africa, and who then went on to serve as President of South Africa for 5 years after he put an end to it. He is an inspiration to all who knew him and a hero for the ages. Mandela day recalls the life of Nelson Mandela and reminds us of the necessity for strong men and women to stand up against injustice.

History of Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo in Umata as Rolihlahla, an appropriate forename meaning “troublemaker” in Xhosa. His great-grandfather was Ngubengcuka, King of the Thembu of the Transkeian Territories. Throughout his life he fought as a revolutionary against the terrors of Apartheid, and served time in prison as a result, spending 28 years there before his release in 1990. In 1991 he began his negotiations to end apartheid, finally succeeding in putting an end to it in that year.

The rest of his life was spent working to better the lives of people in South Africa and continue to expand civil liberties within the country. He was much beloved by leaders and common people everywhere, and upon his death in 2013. Mandela Day reminds us of the life and times of this hero and the work he did in his life and encourages all of us to continue his good works in our own.

How to celebrate Mandela Day

The heart of Mandela Day is service to others and the creation of a better world for everyone. Get out there and find the injustices in your neighborhood, city, or state and do everything you can to help alleviate them. Do not think that such grand gestures as those made by Mandela are necessary, it takes every small effort of everyone working together to create a world that’s fair and just for everyone. Work in soup kitchens, marched with protesters, volunteer in local organizations and work to help bring about civil liberties for everyone. Inspire change, and make every day a celebration of Mandela Day.

Also on Thu Jul 18, 2024...

Moth Week
Jul 20
Caviar Day
Jul 18
Shop online with VkCouponCodes.Com, which offers top deals, promotions, and discounts from many online stores! - Babor 30% Off Discount Codes - Cafe Britt 19% Off Promo Codes - 30% Off Voucher Code - The Warming Store $20 Off Coupon Codes - Caseable $5 Off Promotional Code - ScalpMED 5% Off Discount Code - Boy Smells 15% Off Promo Codes - Whistle 50% Off Voucher Code - Copper Cow Coffee 50% Off Promo Codes - Metal Unlimited 15% Off Discount Code - GoldenMine $20 Off Coupon Codes - Factory Outlet Store 10% Off Promotional Code - Lively 15% Off Promotional Code - Bodyography 25% Off Coupon Codes - Abercrombie $25 Off Coupon Codes - trèStiQue $15 Off Promo Codes - TePe Oral Health Care $5 Off Promotional Code - Hawaii Coffee Company 25% Off Promotional Code - Naples Soap Co. 15% Off Coupon Codes - Vintage Tub 15% Off Voucher Code