Tuesday, April 28, 2009

27th April - Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on april 27. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid election held on that day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race group was allowed to vote.
The reason why I am posting about this topic due to the big numbers of fellow South African in the place where I am working. Also for the reasons that my compassion toward their friendly and compasionate personality since I have many of them that I consider as very good friends. May our friendship will be lasting forever.

Previously, under the apartheid regime, non-whites had only limited rights to vote. Some groups and social movements celebrate a version of Freedom Day called Unfreedom day in which they mourn the unfreedom still experienced by the poor.


Abid said...

hapy freedom day!

henny said...

I know some Africans and have one whom I know quite well. You're right, I see them as very lively people.

Urang Awak said...

Thanks All

Happy Freedom Day to you all