Turn Back the Clock: Mandela’s Birthday Parties Through the Years

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  • Happy Birthday, Madiba
  • No Place Like Home – 2012
  • Zenani Gives Her Great Grandfather a Card – 2009
  • Make a Wish – 2008
  • From One Former President to Another – 2007
  • A Few Young Partygoers – 2006
  • Celebrate Good Times – 2003
  • Young at Heart – 2002
  • A Slice of Birthday Fun – 1998
  • Lions, and Tigers and Mandela…Oh My! – 1997
  • Illuminating a Hero’s Birthday – 1996
  • Thousands of Children Celebrate Madiba’s Birthday – 1995
  • Getting Down at 75 – 1993
  • Home in Time for Birthday Cake – 1990

Happy Birthday, Madiba

As he turns 95 on July 18, 2013, South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela has had a wide array of birthday parties thrown in his honor. From partying with thousands of foster children to ringing in the big day with world leaders, Mandela made it a point to include others on his special occasion. Keep reading for a retrospective look at Mandela’s previous birthday celebrations.Patrice Peck

(Photo: REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya/Nelson Mandela Foundation /Landov)

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