About Nelson Mandela Day
International Nelson Mandela Day, also known as Mandela Day is observed on 18 July every year to call us on every day, to make the world a better place. On this day we look back on what has been done and forward to what will be done.
This day also celebrates Mandela's life and legacy in a sustainable way that will bring about the needful changes.
In South Africa, people are encouraged to do something good for 67 minutes. This represents the 67 years of his life that Nelson Mandela spent on making the world a better place. As per a statement presented by the Mandela Foundation on Mandela's behalf, it says, "We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity". The Mandela Day campaign's official message reads, "Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We're asking you to start with 67 minutes".Find out more