Independence Of Southern British Cameroons From the UK
Independence Of Southern British Cameroons From the UK is a holiday that’s observed on the 1st of October every year. Also known as Unification Day, this holiday marks British Southern Cameroon’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1961 and its reunification with French Cameroon.
Ever since British Cameroon was mandated, the people felt that it was marginalized within the Union. This has caused many people to want to return to the 1961 Federal System. And that’s why this day is celebrated every October 1st as a public holiday. Because it’s a public holiday, some businesses and government offices are closed for the day.
The History Of Independence Of Southern British Cameroons From the UK
On October 1st, 1961, a direct vote of members of the electorate voted to reunite the British-mandated territory of Cameroon with the former French-mandated territory of Cameroon. Originally, both of them were part of the German Kamerun — an African colony that lasted from 1884 to 1916, but that changed due to Germany’s defeat following World War I.
Observing Independence Of Southern British Cameroons From the UK
This holiday is observed as a public holiday in Cameroon, and as such, many businesses, schools, and other government offices are closed for the day. It’s also a general day off for many people, who use the time to enjoy time with loved ones.
It’s also a good day to enjoy fine Cameroon foods such as Fufu corn, Mbanga Soup, and Njama Njama. On social media, #UnityDay of #SouthernBritishCameroonsIndependence can be used to spread the word about this holiday.