Nelson Mandela International Day 2022: Nelson Mandela Day is observed on July 18 to honour the struggle of the South African revolutionary and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. It is celebrated on the birth date of Nelson Mandela. July 18 was officially declared Nelson Mandela International Day by the United Nations (UN) in November 2009. The day was first celebrated on July 18, 2010, the 91st birthday of Mandela, to honour the achievements of the anti-apartheid leader. To mark the first celebration of Mandela Day on July 18, 2010, fundraising programs, art exhibitions and music concerts were organised.
The United Nations General Assembly also established the prestigious Nelson Mandela Award to honour and recognise the achievements of those who dedicate their whole life to the service of humanity.
Nelson Mandela Day 2022: Theme
The theme of this year’s Mandela Day is “do what you can with what you have and where you are,” according to the UN. The Nelson Mandela Day theme signifies that no matter how many difficulties you face, you can still serve humanity.
Nelson Mandela Day 2022: Significance
Nelson Mandela Day signifies the importance of serving humankind and working for those who cannot fight on their own. Mandela Day is a global call to action which celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to bring a change and make an impact on society.
Nelson Mandela Quotes
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”