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FREEDOM DAY

Quick Facts : Freedom Day

  • Date: Apr 27, 2017
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Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa celebrated every year on 27th April. On this day in 1994, the first democratic and non-racial national election was held in the country.

In the election held in South Africa in 1994, everyone of age over 18 of any race even noncitizens were allowed to vote. The ANC (African National Congress) was voted into power and Nelson Mandela was elected as the first President of South Africa on 10th May.

Freedom Day is celebrated with a great enthusiasm by all the South Africans. Lots of social events occur throughout the country. On this day people pay tributes to all those who sacrificed their lives to gain liberation for South Africa.

Freedom Day Observances

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Mon
  • Apr 27, 2009
  • Freedom Day
  • Tue
  • Apr 27, 2010
  • Freedom Day
  • Wed
  • Apr 27, 2011
  • Freedom Day
  • Fri
  • Apr 27, 2012
  • Freedom Day
  • Sat
  • Apr 27, 2013
  • Sun
  • Apr 27, 2014
  • Mon
  • Apr 27, 2015
  • Wed
  • Apr 27, 2016

South Africa holidays celebrated in year 2016

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Fri
  • Jan 01, 2016
  • Mon
  • Mar 21, 2016
  • Fri
  • Mar 25, 2016
  • Sun
  • Mar 27, 2016
  • Mon
  • Mar 28, 2016
  • Wed
  • Apr 27, 2016
  • Mon
  • May 02, 2016
  • Thu
  • Jun 16, 2016
  • Tue
  • Aug 09, 2016
  • Sat
  • Sep 24, 2016
  • Fri
  • Dec 16, 2016
  • Sun
  • Dec 25, 2016
  • Mon
  • Dec 26, 2016