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Nelson Mandela International Day: July 18, 2022, marks the 104th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was the former President of South Africa.

On July 18, Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated every year and is also known as Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela’s full name was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and he was the former president of South Africa. He was the president from 1994 to 1999. Mr Mandela is generally viewed as a leader of social justice. He went against the racist system of apartheid in South Africa and devoted his life to establishing social equality for all. For his outstanding work on social reform, Mr Mandela got over 250 honours and was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2022
Nelson Mandela. (Image Credit- Twitter)

History Of Nelson Mandela International Day

In 2009, the United Nations officially announced July 18th as Nelson Mandela International Day. It was first celebrated in 2010. The beginning of the day came from Mr Mandela himself — he is believed to have declared that his birthday is celebrated as Mandela Day. On April 27, 2009, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, hosted a series of concerts to honour the legacy of Mr Mandela and celebrate his values through community service.

Significance Of Nelson Mandela International Day

The day is meant to recall the services of Mr Mandela and honour them through volunteer effort, mindfulness and community service. Mr Mandela believed in equality and the need for people to come together and help each other rise above social class and colour. This day is viewed as an amazing chance to restore the values left behind by Mr Mandela. On this day several concerts, art exhibits and fundraising volunteer events take place.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2022
Nelson Mandela. (Image Credit- Twitter)

In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly introduce the Nelson Mandela prize to perceive the accomplishments of the people who devoted their lives to the service of humankind, similar to what Nelson Mandela had done in his lifetime.

Theme Of Nelson Mandela International Day 2022

In 2022 we will feature the situation of food security and climate change with the slogan, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” For the Nelson Mandela Foundation, our concentration and information will be founded on advancing local areas and locally situated gardens, supporting products of the soil tree planting, and making consciousness of the intersections between food security and climate change.

In 2009, when the United Nations General Assembly announced Nelson Mandela’s 18 July birthday as Nelson Mandela International Day, Madiba approached individuals around the world to respect him by helping their communities.

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