On June 1st, Kenyan's across the globe will celebrate the Countries anniversary. In 1963 Kenya was enabled for self-ruling. Kenya became a fully independent country on December 12 of the same year. Madaraka is the first national holiday of Kenya, and Kenyan's gather together for celebration, food, song and dance. Some people plant trees in honor of the day, and everyone remembers the heroes who fought and died for the country's independence. In honor of Madaraka Day here are some facts to know about Kenya: - Some of the oldest known palaeontological records of the history of mankind on earth have been found in Kenya. - The most popular sports in Kenya are cricket, track and field, box, soccer, volleyball, rugby, tennis and field hockey. - The ethnic groups in Kenya include Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba Kisii, Meru and other Africans and non-Africans. The banana leaf paintings above are hand-crafted in Kenya. Click Here to see more about them. Want to find out more about African culture and African holidays? Just visit the Africa Imports web site or Click Here for a huge selection of articles. Check out a huge selection of affordable African products by clicking on the links below!