Africa Day

A Celebration of African Unity and Culture


Africa Day–a celebration of African unity and of the continent’s cultural and economic potential–is the annual commemoration on 25 May of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (today known as the African Union).

Made up of 54 States, the Union tackles problems like poverty, natural catastrophes, extreme meteorological conditions and wars. The worldwide celebration of Africa Day is a sign of the global community’s respect for the countries of this continent, which have a right to independence, human dignity and economic well being.