Day Of Reconcilliation (National Holiday)
During the apartheid era, 16 December was known as the Day of the Vow. This was the day that the (white) Voortrekkers vowed before God that if they were to be victorious against the (black) Zulus, they and their descendants would observe the day as a day of thanksgiving. While 16 December is still celebrated in South Africa, it is now for a different reason. The purpose of this national holiday is to foster reconciliation and national unity.