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FREEDOM DAY

When is Freedom Day in 2017?

Freedom Day in 2017 is on the Thursday, 27th of Apr (4/27/2017).

Freedom Day is on the 117th day of 2017. There are 248 days left in the year.

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
  • Thu
  • Apr 27, 2017

South Africa holidays celebrated in year 2017

DAY
DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Sun
  • Jan 01, 2017
  • Mon
  • Jan 02, 2017
  • Tue
  • Mar 21, 2017
  • Fri
  • Apr 14, 2017
  • Mon
  • Apr 17, 2017
  • Thu
  • Apr 27, 2017
  • Mon
  • May 01, 2017
  • Fri
  • Jun 16, 2017
  • Wed
  • Aug 09, 2017
  • Sun
  • Sep 24, 2017
  • Mon
  • Sep 25, 2017
  • Sat
  • Dec 16, 2017
  • Mon
  • Dec 25, 2017
  • Tue
  • Dec 26, 2017