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South Africa's Day of Reconciliation

December 16 is a national holiday in South Africa. According to,

Afrikaners traditionally celebrated 16 December as the Day of the Vow, remembering the day in 1838 when a group of Voortrekkers defeated a Zulu army at the Battle of Blood River, while ANC activists commemorated it as the day in 1961 when the ANC started to arm its soldiers to overthrow Apartheid. In the new South Africa's [sic] it's a day of reconciliation, a day to focus on overcoming the conflicts of the past and building a new nation.

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