How did you celebrate Africa Day?

Africa DayAfrica Day, celebrated every year on 25 May for the last 50 years or so, is a chance to celebrate African unity and culture. Each year has a theme and this year was Celebrating Pan-Africanism, Rennaisance and Africa’s Rising.

Incase you missed out, we wanted to share some great links with you…

Positive people, positive change, a continent rising – isn’t it time we saw Africa differently? Watch Michael Sheen’s hilarious video hereFor more ways to get involved in this campaign visit the See Africa Differently website.

Africa Day is sometimes known as African Liberation Day, and it’s a National Holiday in Ghana, where our partner the Grassroots Sisterhood Foundation works, helping women access land rights and promoting gender equality. In many parts of Ghana, this joyful day often involves street marches, rallies, cultural entertainment and plenty of parties. (We have yet to crossover our field visits with such an occasion… but when we do we’ll be reporting straight back to you!)

Why not visit the Ghana page of the Our Africa website – a site made by SOS Childrens Villages. On this site, young Africans tell you about their are like through video and imagery. A fantastic teachers resource!

And we also liked this quote from Africa Day 2013:

“Let’s work together to make our continent a haven of peace and an island of prosperity, not only for the present generation, but for those to come” – Madam Tihib Marie-Claire Kogda Somda, president, UN African Ambassadors Spouses group. See the official 2013 video here.

So now you’ve got some ideas, how will you celebrate Africa Day next year?