South Africa Commemorates Nelson Mandela’s Birthday

On July 18, South Africans and people around the world observe Mandela Day and honor the birthday of anti-apartheid activist, former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. Today is Mandela’s 95th birthday.

Mandela Day was formally established by the United Nations in 2009 and asks people around the world to honor Mandela’s legacy through volunteering or performing community service. Share your own Mandela Day experience and see others’ through the #mandeladay hashtag.