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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
  • Sat
  • Apr 27, 2019

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2019

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
TuesdayTueJan 01, 2019Jan 01New Year's Day
ThursdayThuMar 21, 2019Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 19, 2019Apr 19Good Friday
SundaySunApr 21, 2019Apr 21Easter
MondayMonApr 22, 2019Apr 22Family Day
SaturdaySatApr 27, 2019Apr 27Freedom Day
WednesdayWedMay 01, 2019May 01Workers Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2019May 25Africa Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2019Jun 16Youth Day
MondayMonJun 17, 2019Jun 17Youth Day Holidays
ThursdayThuJul 18, 2019Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
FridayFriAug 09, 2019Aug 09Women's Day
TuesdayTueSep 24, 2019Sep 24Heritage Day
MondayMonDec 16, 2019Dec 16Reconciliation Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2019Dec 25Christmas Day
ThursdayThuDec 26, 2019Dec 26Day of Goodwill