Mandela Day on July 18 is an annual international day adopted by the United Nations. It is more than a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a global movement to take his life’s work into a new century and change our world for the better. Mandela Day asks us all to embrace Madiba’s values and honour his legacy through an act of kindness. Who knows, it might leave you inspired enough to make every day a Mandela Day!
Mandela Day includes a series of events involving interactive art, entertainment, music, film, educational outreach and community service with the hope of inspiring people around the globe to embrace their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better.
For more information, please visit the official Mandela Day website.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, speaking during the unveiling of the Mandela Legacy Canvas at Cape Town's City Hall on Tuesday, praised his fellow Nobel Peace laureate and wished him a happy birthday in advance.
South Africa, let's all sing for Mandela
Start of third term promises to be not just another Monday at state schools across South Africa. On 18 July, about 12-million pupils will simultaneously at exactly 8.05am sing happy birthday to Nelson Mandela. South Africans at home and around the world are urged to join in.
Some of the events committed to making a difference:-
Bikers for Mandela Day show the way
The playground was brighter and the smiles of the children wider when the Bikers For Mandela Day finally pulled away from the Harrismith orphanage on Monday, the first of seven community projects that will benefit from this year's expedition.
South Africa honours Rivonia trialists
President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to ensure that the story of Liliesleaf Farm, where a key group of anti-apartheid activists was arrested in 1963, is told in full for the benefit of current and future generations.
Art for tolerance on Mandela Day
For Mandela Day 2011, youth NGO Lalela Project is collaborating with South African photographers Hasan and Husain Essop in an innovative project to promote tolerance and understanding between Coloured and Xhosa communities in Cape Town. Read more: http://www.southafrica.info/mandela/#ixzz1RyNLpNwP