African Unity Day around the world in 2021

African Unity Day around the world in 2021
  How long until African Unity Day?
This holiday next takes place in 363 days.
  Dates of African Unity Day around the world
2022 Various May 25
GambiaWed, May 25National Holiday
GhanaWed, May 25Not A Public Holiday
GuineaWed, May 25National Holiday
LesothoWed, May 25National Holiday
MaliWed, May 25National Holiday
MauritaniaWed, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaWed, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaWed, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweWed, May 25National Holiday
2021 Various May 25
GambiaTue, May 25National Holiday
GhanaTue, May 25Not A Public Holiday
GuineaTue, May 25National Holiday
LesothoTue, May 25National Holiday
MaliTue, May 25National Holiday
MauritaniaTue, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaTue, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaTue, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweTue, May 25National Holiday
2020 Various May 25
GambiaMon, May 25National Holiday
GhanaMon, May 25Not A Public Holiday
GuineaMon, May 25National Holiday
LesothoMon, May 25National Holiday
MaliMon, May 25National Holiday
MauritaniaMon, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaMon, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaMon, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweMon, May 25National Holiday
2019 Various May 25
GambiaSat, May 25National Holiday
GhanaSat, May 25Not A Public Holiday
GuineaSat, May 25National Holiday
LesothoSat, May 25National Holiday
MaliSat, May 25National Holiday
MauritaniaSat, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaSat, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaSat, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweSat, May 25National Holiday
2018 Various May 25
GambiaFri, May 25National Holiday
GhanaFri, May 25National Holiday
GuineaFri, May 25National Holiday
LesothoFri, May 25National Holiday
MaliFri, May 25National Holiday
MauritaniaFri, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaFri, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaFri, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweFri, May 25National Holiday
  Summary
Commemoration on May 25th of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity
  Which countries observe African Unity Day in 2021?
  GambiaMay 25National Holiday
  GhanaMay 25Not A Public Holiday
  GuineaMay 25National Holiday
  LesothoMay 25National Holiday
  MaliMay 25National Holiday
  MauritaniaMay 25National Holiday
  NamibiaMay 25National Holiday
  ZambiaMay 25National Holiday
  ZimbabweMay 25National Holiday

When is African Unity Day?

African Unity Day, also known as Africa day is celebrated annually on May 25th. It commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on this day in 1963.

It is a statutory public holiday in several countries such as The Gambia, Mali, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

History of African Unity Day

On May 25th 1963, the leaders from 30 of the then 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The OAU was created to help bring about change, freedom and independence to many African countries.

In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union.

Since the establishment of the OAU, a further 21 states have joined. South Africa became the latest and 53rd member on May 23rd 1994.

Following the first Conference of Independent African States on April 15th 1958, African Liberation Day or African Freedom Day was celebrated in Ethiopia, South Africa and Ghana. This holiday was replaced by African Unity Day in Ghana in 1963.

Despite the name change to the African Union, both the name and date of Africa Day have been retained and Africa Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa.

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