Freedom Day (South Africa)

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Nelson Mandela voting in 1994

Freedom Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 27 April. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.[1] They were the first national elections in South Africa in which the franchise did not depend upon race.

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  1. ^ "Freedom Day". South African Government Information. Government of South Africa. Retrieved 27 April 2011.