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FREEDOM DAY

When is Freedom Day in 2021?

Freedom Day in 2021 is on the Tuesday, 27th of Apr (4/27/2021).

Freedom Day is on the 117th day of 2021. There are 248 days left in the year.

Freedom Day Facts

  • Date: Apr 27, 2021
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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
  • Sat
  • Apr 27, 2019
  • Mon
  • Apr 27, 2020

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
SaturdaySatMar 21, 2020Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter
MondayMonApr 13, 2020Apr 13Family Day
MondayMonApr 27, 2020Apr 27Freedom Day
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Workers Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Africa Day
TuesdayTueJun 16, 2020Jun 16Youth Day
SaturdaySatJul 18, 2020Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
SundaySunAug 09, 2020Aug 09National Women's Day
MondayMonAug 10, 2020Aug 10Women's Day Holiday
ThursdayThuSep 24, 2020Sep 24Heritage Day
WednesdayWedDec 16, 2020Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas Day
SaturdaySatDec 26, 2020Dec 26Day of Goodwill