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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.


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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

Today, South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, known as Mandela Day. In honor of the 67 years Mandela fought for civil rights, many South Africans gave 67 minutes of their day back to local communities. See more photos of the festivities tagged #MandelaDay and #67minutes.