27 April is an annual celebration of the day in 1994 when the first democratic non-racial election was held in South Africa. Of South Africa’s 22.7 million eligible voters, 19.7 million voted in the 1994 national election.
Today, South Africa celebrates Freedom Day to mark the liberation of its country and its people from a long period of colonialism and White minority domination (apartheid). It is an important day to commemorate the country’s history and the dawn of democracy.
Prior to 1994 during apartheid, racial segregation, which was enforced by the National Party, prevented any kind of inter-racial activity. South Africans fought tirelessly and made countless sacrifices to overcome the brutal apartheid system.