The Continent of Africa observes and celebrates in a special way the 25 May. The day is known as “Africa Day.” Africa Day is promoted by the African Union (AU). This year 2017, the African Union highlights the theme: ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth.’
What began on 25 May 1963 as a day marking the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Africa Day has evolved into a platform for creating awareness about all things Africa, in Africa and around the world. Africa Day was formerly known as Africa Freedom Day. Today, Africa Day is celebrated in various countries on the African Continent, as well as by Africans in the diaspora. Some Western Aid agencies also celebrate the day to draw attention to some of the challenges facing Africa.