- On Monday, 27 April, South Africa celebrated Freedom Day
- In honour of the occasion, several countries around the world projected the SA flag
- Photos of the SA flag lighting up buildings and even a mountain were posted online
On Monday, South Africa celebrated Freedom Day and the SA flag lit up around the world as countries commemorated the historic day.
In Dubai, the SA flag lit up the tallest building on earth - the Burj Khalifa. Taking to Facebook, the building's management shared a photo of the breath-taking scene.
The post was captioned:
"Burj Khalifa honours South Africa by lighting up to celebrate Freedom Day."
Take a look at the photo below:
The tallest building in the world was not the only thing covered in the SA flag. A stunning photo posted on Twitter shows the SA flag lighting up the Matterhorn mountain in Swiss Alps, Switzerland, like our very own bat signal.
In America, a photo of the late President Nelson Mandela was put up in the famous Times Square in New York.
The department of international relations and cooperation (DIRCO) shared a photo of the Big Apple honouring Freedom Day.
The tweet read:
“In celebration of Freedom Day 2020, this amazing wrap is displayed in all its glory in Times Square, New York. Thank you to the government and people of the USA for this great demonstration of strong bilateral ties between our two countries."
Briefly.co.za reported on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his Freedom Day address.
Ramaphosa first paid tribute to many struggle heroes who contributed towards democracy. The president called on all South Africans to come together to contribute towards recovery and aid those in need.