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There are few countries which dedicate a national public holiday to reconciliation. But then there are few nations with our history of enforced division, oppression and sustained conflict. And fewer still, which have undergone such a remarkable transition to reclaim their humanity.
Happy Day of reConciliation!

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We, the people of South Africa, have made a decisive and irreversible break with the past.We have, in real life, declared our shared allegiance to justice, non-racialism and democracy; our yearning for a peaceful and harmonious nation of equals.

The rainbow has come to be the symbol of our nation. We are turning the variety of our languages and cultures, once used to divide us, into a source of strength and richness.

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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom

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There is no better reason to go back to someone if you are still in love with him or her. Life is not always easy, but you must learn to handle the difficulties

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When we first fall in love with a person, we think they are perfect, but then we realize that is not so true. The most important thing is to continue with the relationship and support each other without criticizing all the time.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.

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South Africans must recall the terrible past so that we can deal with it, forgiving where forgiveness is necessary but never forgetting. - Nelson Mandela, on leaving office as South African president, 15 June 1999

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Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voters' roll in a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony.

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Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?

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When is Day of Reconcillation day ?

The Day of Reconciliation is a public holiday in South Africa, held annually on 16 December.
The intention is to foster reconciliation between different racial groups. The holiday came into effect in 1994 after the end of Apartheid.

History of the holiday

Under apartheid, the 16 December was commemorated as the Day of the Vow, also known as Day of the Covenant or Dingaan Day.

The Day of the Vow was a holiday commemorating the Afrikaner victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River in 1838.

In first part of the 19th century, many Afrikaner farmers left the eastern cape and moved inland. One group of farmers was the Voortrekkers, Afrikaners who where protesting against British colonialism and seeking their own independent republics on what they saw was empty land.

But the land was not empty and clashes with the indigenous people were inevitable. In 1837 the Voortrekker leaders entered into negotiations for land with Dingane, the Zulu king.

In terms of the negotiations Dingane promised the Voortrekkers land on condition they returned cattle to him stolen by Sekonyela (the Tlokwa chief). This Retief did and apparently he and Dingane signed a treaty on 6 February 1838. During the ceremony Dingane had Retief and his entourage murdered. In ensuing battles between Zulus and Voortrekkers over the next few months numerous lives were lost on both sides. On 16 December 1838 about 10 00 troops under the command of Dambuza (Nzobo) and Nhlela attacked the Voortrekkers, but the 470 Voortrekkers, with the advantage of gun powder, warded them off. Only three Voortrekkers were wounded, but more than 3 000 Zulus were killed during the battle.

Before the battle, The Voortrekkers took a Vow before God that they would build a church and that they and their descendants would observe the day as a day of thanksgiving should they be granted victory.

⚫With the advent of democracy in South Africa, 16 December retained its status as a public holiday, though with the purpose of fostering reconciliation and national unity.

Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished. - Nelson Mandela

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A movement without a vision would be a movement without moral foundation

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