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Thu, Jul 18

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Nelson Mandela Int. Day

Commemorated on July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day shines a light on the legacy of a man whose monumental achievements changed the 20th century and shaped the 21st. This day celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world and the ability to make an impact.

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Jul 18, 2024, 12:00 AM

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About the event

Nelson Mandela Day, also known as Mandela Day, is an international observance in honor of the revolutionary Nelson Mandela, celebrated annually on his birthday, on July 18. The day was officially set by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first observance of Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010. Nelson Mandela International Day shines a light every year on the legacy of a man whose monumental achievements changed the 20th century and shaped the 21st. His values and determination — a deep commitment to human rights, freedom, and justice — are reflected on, and are a source of inspiration for others. His relentless pursuit for equality was paralleled with his status as the founding father of peace in South Africa. Nelson Mandela remains a symbol of power by resisting oppression. In times of turbulence, Mandela’s legacy teaches everyone to choose dignity over humiliation, speak up during injustice, and forgive rather than hate. Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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