Question: What is the meaning of Africa Day?

Africa Day (formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.

Why do we celebrate Africa Day?

Africa Day is an opportunity for Africans to remember that on May 25, 1963, 32 African countries signed the Charter of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which later evolved into the African Union (AU). The charter called for greater unity among African countries.

What is meant by Africa Day?

Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation on May 25, 1963, in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made while reflecting upon the common challenges that the continent faces in ...

What is the meaning of Africa Freedom Day?

African Union The day (formerly known as African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is the annual commemoration of the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 5 May 1963.

How do you celebrate Africa Day?

Each year, the African Union (AU) commemorates International Africa Day on 25 May. It is usually marked by festivals, concerts and speeches.

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