Today would have been the 96th birthday of the late freedom fighter.
The United Nations officially declared this day in November 2009.
Since there have been many events commemorating his life including the 46664 concert series.
Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013 at Houghton Estate, South Africa.
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon touched on his death saying, the world lost one of its greatest leaders when he passed away
He said Mr Mandela and the United Nations had a strong history together noting that when he came to the group’s headquarters it was a moment of great excitement.
Secretary General Ban called on everyone to celebrate this Day by helping to address real problems in our communities