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FREEDOM DAY

When is Freedom Day in 2019?

Freedom Day in 2019 is on the Saturday, 27th of Apr (4/27/2019).

Freedom Day is on the 117th day of 2019. There are 248 days left in the year.

Freedom Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 27, 2019
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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
  • Fri
  • Apr 27, 2018

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
WednesdayWedMar 21, 2018Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
MondayMonApr 02, 2018Apr 02Family Day
FridayFriApr 27, 2018Apr 27Freedom Day
TuesdayTueMay 01, 2018May 01Workers Day
SaturdaySatJun 16, 2018Jun 16Youth Day
WednesdayWedJul 18, 2018Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
ThursdayThuAug 09, 2018Aug 09Women's Day
MondayMonSep 24, 2018Sep 24Heritage Day
SundaySunDec 16, 2018Dec 16Reconciliation Day
MondayMonDec 17, 2018Dec 17Reconciliation Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas Day
WednesdayWedDec 26, 2018Dec 26Day of Goodwill