National Day in Cameroon
National Day in Cameroon is held on May 20. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
Cameroon is one of the wettest countries on Earth. Cameroon’s nickname is ‘Africa in Miniature’ because of its geographical and cultural diversity. There are about 230 spoken languages spoken in Cameroon including French and English.
On the 20 of May 1972, in a national referendum Cameroonians voted for a unitary state as opposed to the existing federal state. Even though it is considered a holiday, children all over the country go to schools and celebrate Unity Day usually by singing, carrying out parades or marches all around the different parts of their various cities. Speeches are made by the President of Cameroon and other important personalities. The day is presided over by the President in the capital, Yaoundé. In the regional capitals, it is presided by the governor who represents the government. The divisional officers preside over the day in their various divisions.
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