African World Heritage Day is a day to celebrate Africa. The day is even more special in Africa, the second-largest continent in the world. The continent suffers various issues like climate change, uncontrolled development, disease, civil unrest, poaching, and many more. Yet the country stands strong and overcomes all the issues. They have one of the oldest civilizations with over 1 billion population and 1000+ recognized languages. So let’s see more about this day its history, celebration, and much more.
History of African World Heritage Day
This initiative was launched in 2006 to support the conservation and protection of Africa’s unique natural and cultural heritage. After the 38th session of the General conference in 2018, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) declared African World Heritage Day on the 5th of May each year. After declaration, the celebration has been continued every year. It is meant to be a day to celebrate the continent of Africa and its greatest cultural heritage.
Other Celebrations on May 5
May 5 is also celebrated as
- International Midwives Day
- National Cartoonists Day
- National Hoagie Day
- Hug A Shed And Take A Selfie Day
- World Portuguese Language Day
How to Celebrate the Day
The day is celebrated in various ways around the world by both African and non-African people. On this day, people read or speak about some of the historic places of Africa like Isimila Stone Age Site in Tanzania, Robben Island in South Africa, Luxor Temple in Egypt, Elmina Castle in Ghana, etc. Also, you can celebrate the day by sharing your thoughts, quotes, images, and videos about the beauty of Africa on social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. with the hashtag #AfricanWorldHeritageDay.
Famous People of Africa
On this day, you should celebrate the legacy of some of the great people and minds of Africa like
- Nelson Mandella
- Desmond Tutu
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
- Chinua Achebe, and many more
Movies to Watch on African World Heritage Day
Enjoy the day by watching some inspiring and classic movies made based on the life and people of Africa.
- Hotel Rwanda
- Black Panther
- Out of Africa
- Goodbye Bafana
- Beat the Drum
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