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A Poem A Day writing prompt 15 Dec 2014

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this week’s writing prompt:

Day of the Vow or Day of Reconciliation?

Until 1994, the 16th of December was commemorated as The Day of the Vow (the Day of the Covenant or Dingaan’s Day)1)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Vow as a religious public holiday that traces its origins back to the Battle of Blood River2)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blood_River. The day was renamed Day of Reconciliation because of it’s significance to both the Afrikaaner and the zulu people, it was intended to foster reconciliation and national unity3)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Reconciliation.

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1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Vow
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blood_River
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_Reconciliation
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