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Nelson Mandela International Day 2021 Theme, Wishes Quotes, Poster, Design, Banner, History, Significance

Nelson Mandela International Day 2021 Theme, Wishes Quotes, Poster, Design, Banner, History, Significance

Nelson Mandela International Day 2021 is observed each year on July 18 across the globe to remind the contributions made by  this great man for the cause of peace, human rights, reconciliation and freedom on Planet Earth. Let’s read in detail about the day.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2021:  History

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in South Africa and hence the day is celebrated as Mandela Day. He rose to fame as a great politician, revolutionary, and philanthropist. 

The Mandela Day is observed to “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.” 

For almost 67 years, Mandela fought against social justice. Since 2009, on 18 July, it has been an official United Nations holiday. 

It was on 18 July, 2009 that the first Mandela Day was launched in New York. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on November 10, 2009 declaring 18 July as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. 

This day marks the contribution to peace through his active involvement in promoting human rights, resolving conflicts, international democracy, and reconciliation, and addressing racial issues.

Nelson Mandela International Day celebration

To honour Nelson Mandela, many statues and civic tributes have been made at Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa. Even a bridge, known as the Nelson Mandela Bridge has been made in Johannesburg. The postage stamp has also been dedicated to Nelson Mandela. Also, various musical tributes are being paid to him in previous times.

Nelson Mandela International Day Quotes

Quotes: It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.” – Nelson Mandela

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”

Nelson Mandela International Day 2021: Theme

The theme for 2021 Nelson Mandela International Day is “One Hand Can Feed Another.”

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