Happy Africa Day!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bantimna, May 25, 2011.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
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    Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity.
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    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I've learned something new today. Happy Africa Day! [​IMG]
     
  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Sorry you didn't get more responses. [​IMG]
     
  4. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool - how is the day celebrated? Wait, I'll Google it. Looks like Ireland is having a week-long celebration, with "African music, dance, film, history, educational activities, sport and art ". Hey, this is happening all over the world! Thanks for telling us about it.

    Found a lovely song for the day: "God Bless Africa ".
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I was hoping to see photos of how folks celebrated Africa Day!
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy (belated) Africa Day!
     
  7. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    Bantimna I lived in Africa (Ethiopia) when I was very young. I've always wanted to go back. Happy Belated Africa Day!
     
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:Oh, it wasn't such a big thing here in South Africa, a public holiday and the announcement over the news....suppose it was a Africa day. [​IMG]
     
  9. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured it must not be a huge deal in SA. I have friends there. I hear all kinds of other rantings on Facebook, but nothing about Africa day! And I'm sure Putuma's wife would have posted some pics of the kids celebrating if there had been a celebration. lol
     
  10. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
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    Happy Africa Day! [​IMG]
     

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