Freedom Day (South Africa )
Freedom Day is celebrated in South Africa on 27 April. The day marks the first democratic elections held in the country in 1994, which ended the apartheid regime. Apartheid was a racial system implemented by the South African government in 1948. Apartheid laws were used to deny black South Africans basic human rights such as the right to vote and access to a decent education. The racial system of apartheid was abolished in 1991. On 27 April 1994, the first democratic elections were held in South Africa and Nelson Mandela was elected the country’s first black president. To mark the day, people celebrate in various ways including political rallies, concerts and cultural events. This day is an important day in the history of South Africa.