African World Heritage Day - May 5th
Fri May 5th

African World Heritage Day

Every year on May 5th, African World Heritage Day gives people around the world the opportunity to celebrate Africa.

Africa is Africa's second-largest continent. Climate change, uncontrolled growth, disease, civil strife, and poaching are all of Africa's greatest challenges include climate change, uncontrolled growth, epidemic, civil strife, and poaching. Unfortunately, many of Africa's cultural and natural wonders are in danger of losing universal value. It's more important than ever to protect and protect their heritage due to the challenges facing this diverse continent.

African studies In honor of this day, we take a look at some surprising facts about Africa.

  • The continent is made up of 54 countries and one non-self-governing country
  • Pharaonic Egypt's Pharaonic civilization is one of the world's oldest civilizations
  • Over 2,000 recognized languages have been identified on the continent
  • The most spoken language is Arabic, followed by English, Swahili, and French
  • Africa has 1.1 billion people, and over half of them are under the age of 25
  • Africa's population is expected to double by 2050, according to 2050
  • About 80% of malaria cases in the world occur in Africa

The continent is home to the world's largest precious metals reserve. The Sahara is Africa's world's biggest hot desert, which is one of many surprising facts about the country. This desert is 3.6 million square miles, which is comparable to China or the continental United States.

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People from around the world, especially those in Africa, observe this day in a variety of ways. The African World Heritage Youth Forum, cultural talks, and an Instagram photo contest are among the events that include the African World Heritage Youth Forum, cultural talks, and an Instagram photo competition.

To participate:

  • Read about famous historical monuments in Africa, including the Isimila Stone Age Site in Tanzania, Robben Island in South Africa, Luxor Temple in Egypt, and Elmina Castle in Ghana
  • Learn about African heroes, including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Chinua Achebe
  • Someday, Commit to going to Africa
  • Watch a movie set in Africa, including Hotel Rwanda, Out of Africa, Goodbye Bafana, and Beat the Drum

#AfricanWorldHeritageDay is a hashtag that people use on social media.

The african world heritage day is the centennial celebration of african world heritage day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in November 2015, declared May 5th as African World Heritage Day in November 2015. They chose May 5th to commemorate the African World Heritage Fund's centennial. This initiative was launched in 2006 to promote the conservation and protection of Africa's natural and cultural heritage.