Each year on May 25, the continent celebrates Africa Day. This day is celebrated differently in each country. In Zimbabwe, May 25 is a public holiday, while on Senegal’s former slave port, Goree Island, a new movement dubbed “Africans Rising,” is being launched to reclaim peace, dignity and justice for Africans on the continent and the diaspora. Elsewhere, there are concerts and ceremonies to mark the day.
Africa Day is also celebrated by Africans abroad, as diaspora communities of different nationalities come together in cultural attires and swap traditional recipes.
The Mulberry House School celebrated Africa Day by dressing up in African attire, eating African-inspired lunches and partaking in workshops whereby they learnt traditional dances and how to play the bongo drums.
It was a fantastic and inspiring day for everyone involved and we look forward to celebrating this day again next year!