Happy Mandela Day!
Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday.
The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.
Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
In light of the seemingly endless displays of conflict and intolerance, and the senseless acts of violence around the world in the last few weeks, these words seemed particularly appropriate, "If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner." -Nelson Mandela
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