15.05.2013, Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel
Why South Africa commemorates this day?
On April 27, 1994, the Republic of South Africa held its first democratic elections.
The African National Congress (ANC), an important black organization formed to fight for the freedom and rights of all black citizens, won the election. The new ANC-led government began the reconstruction and development of the country and its institutions, bringing with it socio-economic change that improved the lives of all South Africans, especially the poor.
Every year, the Republic of South Africa celebrates Freedom Day, a public holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the historic day in 1994. Special cultural events and exhibitions are held in various venues around Cape Town, the legislative capital of South Africa and other locations around the country and abroad.
The South African Embassy in Austria, celebrated this occasion with all its other African and European counterparts. A rainbow nation, cultures nationalities from widespread all united. The ladies were dressed beautifully and filled the venue with colour and flair. Everyone danced and of course a good selection of South African wine.
Thank you to the South African Embassy for bring the South African Community together and for a wonderful evening!
Photos by Yeke, Text written by Lauren