In 2020, Botswana Day starts on September 30th. Every year on this date this day has been celebrated. It is Botswana’s national holiday. On this day this country’s government workstations like school, college, office, or other institutes must are closed. Mainly this day detected as Indepancede day of Botswana.
History of Botswana Day
Since 1885, at the request of Batswana leaders Khama III, Bathoen and Sebele, the British government put the northern part of Botswana, known as Bechuanaland, under its protection. At the time, Tswana residents were being attacked by northeastern Aguan Dutch Boer settlers as well as tribes. When the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910, Botswana was a tribal major belief it was not in the best interest of its people to join the union. Britain retained control of the region, and it became impossible for the region to join South Africa after apartheid began in 1947. After World War II, which weakened the country, Britain began to reduce its colonies, and in 1964 the United Nations agreed to self-government in Botswana. The country was declared independent on 30 September 1966.
Botswana Day Activites
On any holiday that celebrates the independence of any country, Botswana Day is filled with national pride. There is usually a military parade to start the celebration. Veterans and current members of the Botswana military often take part in the parade with dancers and singers who celebrate the day with many of the country’s native dances and songs. After the parade, speeches are usually made by political leaders and other celebrities.
Many of the speeches focused on the country’s youth society, calling for them to work towards protecting their health and building a more prosperous Botswana. Prizes are often awarded to those who have mastered the arts, sciences, and sports.
Botswana Day has become a day of pride for the people of the country, although the celebrations have declined further over the past few years. There is a pressure to bring back the larger and happier celebrations that took place when the country was first celebrating their independence.