Why you may ask? Well, Cameroon has no single date of independence because the United Nations Trust Territory known as French Cameroun achieved its independence from France on 1 January 1960, while the British Southern Cameroons changed status from a Trusteeship under British administration to a federated state within Cameroon on 1 October 1961. The government chose 20 May as Cameroon's National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo's abolishment of the federal system of government and creation of a unitary country in 1972.
Even though it is considered a holiday, children all over the country go to school and celebrate the National Day usually by singing, carrying out parades or marches across the different parts of the various cities and towns and a speech is made by the President and other important personalities.
So we are all choosing or not choosing one way or the other to celebrate or not celebrate this day...it is our freedom to and we should fully respect each other for that. To those who are celebrating, happy celebrations! Happy National Day!!
*excerpts from Wikipedia
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