Today is Africa Day, a day when many African’s from across the continent come together to celebrate their heritage, share their cultures, dress in beautiful traditional outfits, swap their favourite recipes that have been passed down through generations, and dance the night away to the inimitable sounds of Africa…
Africa Day was first established in 1963 by the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU), who’s mission was to promote freedom in those African countries that were still under colonial rule, uphold human rights across the continent, and restore dignity to the people of Africa.
In 2002, the OAU was replaced with the AU (African Unity), and today many of its 53 member countries including Ethiopia, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana, celebrate Africa Day with a public holiday.
Well, we may not have a public holiday here in the UK today, but we certainly do not need an excuse to celebrate Africa! Here’s some of our favourite photos of the continent we have come to know and love… Happy Africa Day!
This is all waiting for you in Africa… When are you going to visit?