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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
  • Tue
  • Apr 27, 2021

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of South Africa in 2021

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
FridayFriJan 01, 2021Jan 01New Year's Day
SundaySunMar 21, 2021Mar 21Human Rights Day
FridayFriApr 02, 2021Apr 02Good Friday
SundaySunApr 04, 2021Apr 04Easter
MondayMonApr 05, 2021Apr 05Family Day
TuesdayTueApr 27, 2021Apr 27Freedom Day
SaturdaySatMay 01, 2021May 01Workers Day
TuesdayTueMay 25, 2021May 25Africa Day
WednesdayWedJun 16, 2021Jun 16Youth Day
SundaySunJul 18, 2021Jul 18Nelson Mandela's Birthday
MondayMonAug 09, 2021Aug 09National Women's Day
FridayFriSep 24, 2021Sep 24Heritage Day
ThursdayThuDec 16, 2021Dec 16Day of Reconciliation
SaturdaySatDec 25, 2021Dec 25Christmas Day
SundaySunDec 26, 2021Dec 26Day of Goodwill