Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. and that makes Africa Day 58 years of age since it's Celebration and It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. The Africa Day is Observed by Member States of the African Union and it is related to the African Freedom Day and the African Liberation Day. Africa Day, which falls on 25 May annually, is the official day of the African Union and marks African unity. Marked in Ireland and around the world, the day is an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the continent's diverse history and heritage while acknowledging its cultural and economic potential. African Union 2021 Africa Day theme: Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa we Want.It is clear that there are 54 member states in the African Union. Africa Day is a day for all African countries. However, Africa Day is observed as a public holiday in only twelve African countries, Ghana, Mali, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia and Mauritania. How did Africa Day started? It was convened by Prime Minister of Ghana Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and comprised representatives from Egypt (then a constituent part of the United Arab Republic), Ethiopia, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon and of the host country Ghana. The Union of South Africa was not invited.
Member States of the African Union
"The African Tourism Board wishes everyone a Happy Africa Day 2021 and says a light is now visible at the end of the tunnel, Let us hold hands together and march proudly to relaunch tourism, the industry that is so needed by Africa and in so doing give the needed oxygen to the Airlines of our Continent. With the WTN (World Travel Network) working now side by side with us we shall re-start our tourism industry” the African Tourism Board message to the General Public over the Celebration of Africa Day 2021.
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