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September Holidays in Africa

First Week in September Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: São Tomé and Príncipe September 1 National Day The establishment of the republic after the 1969 overthrow of King Idris I in commemorated. Celebrated in: Tanzania September 1 Heroes’ Day Dedicated…

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Passages – Photographs in Africa

Title: Passages – Photographs in Africa Author: Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher Publishing Company: Harry N. Abrams Number of Pages: 112 Original Publishing Date: August 2000 Summary: This book is best described as a coffee table book.  The pictures depict…

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Title: Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book Author: Muriel Feelings Illustrator: Tom Feelings Number of Pages: 56 Reading Level: Preschool Publishing Company: Dial Books for Young Readers Original Publishing Date: 1974 Summary: This book gives a word in Swahili for…

Artwork of Heidi Lange

Artwork of Heidi Lange

African Proverbs on Love

The proverb “Love is Blind” is attributed to many sources including Africa. Here are many more interesting and thought provoking African proverbs about love. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love. ~Moroccan Proverb True love means what’s mine…

December Holidays in Africa

First Friday National Farmers’ Day Celebrated in: Ghana December 1 Pioneers’ Day Celebrated in: Angola December 1 Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Republic A national holiday celebrating independence achieved on August 13, 1960. The country was formerly known as…

November Holidays in Africa

November 1 All Saints Day Celebrated in: Angola, Burundi, Chad, The Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Togo November 1 Revolution Day Commemorates the first well coordinated attacks on Nov 1, 1954, begun by the National…

October Holidays in Africa

October 1 National Day Commemorates Nigeria’s independence in 1960. Celebrated in: Nigeria October 1 Patriotism Day Celebrated in: Rwanda October 2 Independence Day Celebrates Guinea’s independence in 1958 from France. Celebrated in: Guinea October 4 Independence Day Celebrated in: Lesotho…

August Holidays in Africa

First Monday in August Farmer’s Day Celebrated in: Zambia August 1 Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: Angola August 3 Independence Day Anniversary of the 1960 declaration of independence. Celebrated in: Niger August 3 Armed Forces Day Celebrated in: Equatorial Guinea…

July Holidays in Africa

First Monday in July Heroes’ Day A memorial day for those who died in the independence movement. Celebrated in: Zambia First Tuesday in July Unity Day Celebrated in: Zambia Second Monday in July Reed Dance Day Also called Umhlanga Day.…