Mandela Day – 18 July

Mandela Day

Make sure you have a spare 67 minutes on the 18th of July because it’s Nelson Mandela Day. The day is celebrated every year on the 18th of July (Mandela’s birthday) and is a celebration of Madiba’s life and a global call to action to do something good for your community. The Nelson Mandela Foundation says, “Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity; all we are asking is that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it’s supporting your chosen charity or serving your local community”. You have a few days to start thinking about how you can help.


  1. Is it a public holiday this year? 2011?

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    @renneal, not a public holiday.