Tue May 30, 2017

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Day of Reconciliation

Day of Reconciliation in South Africa falls on December 16th each year and attempts to bring reconciliation for past differences.

Celebration\ Observance

People are to have an awareness of the past and a goal to heal and have reconciliation going forward.

History

Two main events make this day a holiday. The first was the Day of the Vow where the Voortrekkers took a Vow before God prior to their battle with the Zulus that if victory they would remember the day and build a church. The second was the formation of the military wing of the African National Congress back on December 16, 1961.