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Nelson Mandela Day


Jul 18 2022


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Nelson Mandela Day

Created to inspire people to embrace the values of democracy and contribute towards the ideals of ensuring a just and fair society, Nelson Mandela Day<https://culturalinfusion.org.au/nelson-mandela-day-melbourne-celebration/> was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly in 2009.

Five years before his death in 2013, on his 90th birthday in London’s Hyde Park, Nelson Mandela sparked a global movement when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”

For 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African, Nelson Mandela has been an inspiration to the world. By dedicating 67 minutes of their time – one for every year of Mandela’s service – people can give back and make a contribution to global humanitarianism.