First and for most happy birthday Mandela! (a day late)
South Africans celebrate Mandela Day, the birthday of their beloved antiapartheid hero, by doing good works in his honor. The acts of kindness help bring the haves and have-nots a little closer.
Nelson Mandela celebrated his 93rd birthday Monday with family at his home village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape, while adoring compatriots rolled up their sleeves and did some good.
It's a day when people in South Africa try a little kindness — 67 minutes' worth — in honor of the 67 years that Mandela worked for equality in the African nation, from 1942 until his retirement from public life in 2009.
Government departments, major companies and media outlets ran events across the country, including pothole-fixing operations and donations of books to schools. South African Airways, the poorly performing state-owned airline, branded its fleet with the Mandela Day logo and flew a group of underprivileged children from around the country to Johannesburg to give them their first plane ride.
Read more at: Mandela birthday: South Africans united by Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday - latimes.com
Happy b-day wishes!