Africa Day formerly known as African Liberation Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of organisation of African Unity. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. It was first celebrated in 1963, and was celebrated under the name African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day. The day was marked as an annual celebration of the foundation of the OAU (Organisation of African Unity). The OAU was later renamed to the African Union in 2002.
Africa Day is an official public holiday in several African countries, and is a day for Africans on the continent and abroad to celebrate the rich heritage and cultural diversity on the continent. The diverse African continent is rich in cuisine, fashion, language, brilliant minds and beautiful scenic natural wonders. Africa Day is also used to celebrate the gains that have been made on the continent and the huge potential it has.
Although so much more can be done and still remains to be done on the continent, to better the livelihoods of the people that live in the continent. Africa has come a long way since 1963.
Coinnewsextra Wishing every of our viewers that calls this beautiful continent home, a very Happy Africa Day.