Freedom day marks the first time all South Africans cast their vote for a democratic government ShutterstockEvery year most states celebrate something special. Their independence day, monarch’s birthday (Thailand, Japan, Oman or the Netherlands), patron saint day (Ireland), beginning of a revolution (Iran, France or Egypt) or their constitution (Norway and Poland). In South Africa Freedom Day, celebrated on April 27, is one of them. It marks the first day on which all the country’s citizens cast their vote for a democratic government 24 years ago.
The day’s importance in South African history cannot be underestimated. It captures the ideal of …read more
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