African Unity Day around the world in 2020

African Unity Day around the world in 2020
  How long until African Unity Day?
This holiday next takes place in 315 days.
  Dates of African Unity Day around the world
2021VariousMay 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
2020VariousMay 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
2019VariousMay 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
2018VariousMay 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
2017VariousMay 25
GhanaThu, May 25National Holiday
MaliThu, May 25National Holiday
NamibiaThu, May 25National Holiday
ZambiaThu, May 25National Holiday
ZimbabweThu, May 25National Holiday
  Summary
Commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity
  Which countries observe African Unity Day in 2020?
Gambia  GambiaMay 25National Holiday
Ghana  GhanaMay 25Not A Public Holiday
Guinea  GuineaMay 25National Holiday
Lesotho  LesothoMay 25National Holiday
Mali  MaliMay 25National Holiday
Mauritania  MauritaniaMay 25National Holiday
Namibia  NamibiaMay 25National Holiday
Zambia  ZambiaMay 25National Holiday
Zimbabwe  ZimbabweMay 25National Holiday

When is African Unity Day?

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

It is a statutory public holiday in Ghana. It is also a public holiday in The Gambia, Mali, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

History of African Unity Day

On 25 May 1963, the leaders from 30 of the 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 23 May 1994.

Following the first Conference of Independent African States on 15 April 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, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained and Africa Day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa.

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