Celebrating Independence Day in Tanzania - December 9th




Siku ya Uhuru, "Independence Day" is a national holiday in Tanzania and is the single most important event in the country's history after the Unification day (April 15th, when Tanganyika united with Zanzibar to form Tanzania). Independence day in Tanzania is a great day where the old generation share stories with the younger generations, sharing the rich history of their founding fathers, specifically the father of the nation, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere who is highly revered. Tanzanians are easy going, fun-loving people, and Independence day is marked with celebrations and jokes being thrown everywhere. People will cook their best cows, goats, and chickens for an Independence Day feast. It is almost similar to Thanksgiving Day in North America. To find out more about African holidays just Click Here.