|Tanzania celebrates Independence Day on 9th December each year.
On this date in 1961, the East African nation of Tanganyika gained independence from Great Britain. In 1964, Tanganyika united with several islands in the Indian Ocean, including Zanzibar and Pemba, to form the United Republic of Tanzania.Independence day in Tanzania is a great day where the old generation share stories with the younger generations, exchanging stories about our founding fathers, specifically the father of the nation, Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere who is revered even beyond his passing. Tanzanians are easy going people, and Independence day is not different with jokes being thrown everywhere, and when laughter is the order of the day. A lot of livestock will succumb on this day, unfortunately, cows, goats, chickens and the like. Meat, a lot of delicacies, Ugali, Pilau and so on. The feast is simply amazing, the likes of Thanks Giving celebrated in North America.On the actual day, Dec 9th, there were fireworks, jubilation and excitement in Dar es Salaam. The official celebrations were held at the National Stadium (olympic style stadium), and simultaneously, there was a torch taken to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
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