Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Women's Day

Today was National Women's Day in South Africa. This public holiday commemorates the 1956 march of over 20,000 women who were petitioning against  the country's "pass laws". This law required people who were defined as "black" to carry an internal passport. The reason for the pass law was to maintain population segregation, control urbanization, and mange migrant labor during the apartheid era. This is an important day in the history of South Africa and has been celebrated since 1994.
Lucky for us, the day turned out to be the most beautiful and warmest day of our trip. We took a stroll to a local park and walked along the beach. Happy Women's Day!

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