Youth Day 2013 - All Regions, All Cities
Sunday, 16 June 2013
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Youth Day commemorates the events triggered by discrimination within the education system. On 16 June 1976 more than 20,000 students from schools in Soweto started a protest march that led to clashes with police and a spate of violence leaving an estimated 700 people dead. Youth Day celebrations reflect on these events, but focus on opportunities available to young South Africans today. Because 16 June falls on a Sunday in 2013, Monday 17 June is a public holiday.
Visit the SouthAfrica.com National Holidays page for a list of Official, Public and National Holidays.