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Mandela Day: Celebrating the legacy of Madiba

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Mandela Day seems to be hot on the lips of all South Africans, but what exactly is the occasion about and when where is it taking place and how can you get involved?

The event is aimed to treasure and celebrate the legacy of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela.

46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation are urging all people over the world to join them in a bid to create an official Mandela Day, which would be held on Mr. Mandela’s birthday (July 18) each year, starting tomorrow.

Mandela Day will be celebrated annually where the public are not only urged to remember Mr. Nelson Mandela’s life but also to recognize their individual power in making a difference to society, by aiming to eradicate poverty and promoting peace and reconciliation.

On Mandela Day, people around the world would be asked to spend 67 minutes of their time to do something which made a difference to the world around them. One can pledge their support and tell the world what they aim to do to make a difference on the day at http://www.mandeladay.com/participate/handwall/#/live

People can participate in Mandela Day by taking clothes and food to shelters, children’s homes and underprivileged schools or even help build homes in the townships, visit the sickly or play with orphans. Whatever you do you would touch at least one life during the process.

The Springbok rugby squad will be gathering at Bloemfontein’s Vodacom Park at 11:45 to sing to Madiba and has requested the public to come and visit the stadium to join in with the birthday wishes.

All in all the day gives you an opportunity to finally make time to make a small difference in society.

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