ETHOPIA – MILLENNIUM CELEBRATION
Ethiopia celebrates its millennium on this day. The country follows the Coptic Orthodox Church calendar which would make the start of the millennium September 12th of 2007.
SOUTH AFRICA – HERITAGE DAY
The 24th September is observed as Heritage Day, a celebration not only of the past, but of the contributions of the South African people in making the country what it is today.
GHANA – FOUNDERS DAY
This National holiday marks the birthday of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and the founding.
ETHIOPIA - ORTHODOX FESTIVALS
Meskel, one of the major Ethiopian Orthodox festivals is celebrated in September. Legend has it that in the year 326, Queen Helena (Empress Helen) the Mother of Constantine the Great, discovered the cross upon which Christ was crucified.
BOTSWANA – INDEPENDENCE DAY
Botswana’s independence from the British on 30 September 1966. The Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Citizens of Botswana are called “Batswana”, regardless of ethnicity. Formerly a British protectorate of Botswana was one of the most impoverished countries in Africa.
Updated: 7 September 2015