Africa Day Celebrations (Corrected Version)

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Barbadians will join millions across the diaspora in observing ???Africa Day,’ on May 25, in recognition of the continent’s freedom from European colonisation.

Formerly known as African Liberation Day, it is also the official founding date of the Organisation of African Unity, now called the African Union.

Celebrated annually since 1963, it is also the commemoration of the achievements of African people, united towards a common goal of political independence and socio-economic development.

On this day, the Commission for Pan African Affairs is encouraging all Barbadians, locally, regionally and internationally and to rededicate themselves to the task of black empowerment, by wearing African inspired styles.

These are not just limited to clothing, but can include jewelry, leatherworks and hairstyles.

jwilson@barbados.gov.bb

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