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Nelson Mandela Day and South African Apartheid Memoir
Nelson Mandela Day, celebrated each 18 July, the day of Mandela's birth, is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. It is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President, commemorating the struggle against apartheid, through 67 minutes of community service. Why 67 minutes? Because Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years.