This day came into effect in 1995 after the end of apartheid, with the intention of fostering reconciliation and national unity for the country.
The second historical event that took place on 16 December was in 1961, when Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the military wing of the African National Congress (ANC), was formed.
Make peace with those you've left behind, those you've wronged, free yourself from the bondage of hate, guilt and fear. Reconcile, make amends and let go. Make peace with those who have left you behind, those that have wronged you. Unshackle yourself from the chains that keep you in fear. Reconciliation and making amends will help you to let go for your own mental well being.