When is the African World Heritage Day Celebrated?
African World Heritage Day was proclaimed in 2015, during the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference. Its aim is to promote and celebrate the fantastic heritage and culture that the Continent of Africa possesses through its communities and people. African World Heritage Day aims to ensure enhanced cooperation for poverty reduction across Africa while celebrating the culture, arts, and heritage of the continent.
Several of Africa’s cultural, as well as natural, beauties are on the verge of losing their global worth. Due to the challenges of the unique continent’s legacy, it is extremely crucial to conserve and preserve it and this is why the day was constituted. This day helps to draw attention to the continent’s tangible and intangible heritage. This year, world heritage Day is celebrated on May 5th, 2022.
Why is the African World Heritage Day Celebrated?
Africa has several threats that other continents around the world do not have, from Climate Change, Civil unrest, and instability to poaching. Many things in Africa are at risk of disappearing.
This day is used to highlight how important Africa is and that its value needs to be protected at all costs. It also aims to alert the world to the vulnerability of this heritage. The preservation and enhancement of this heritage are essential factors in sustainable development, the only kind of development capable of meeting the complex challenges that face Africa today and including climate change, the challenge of education and the economy, and rapid urbanization.
Mobilizing local communities, especially young people, around the safeguarding of the heritage, involving them in projects that place value on their cultural identity and natural environment, is one of the best ways of opening up prospects for the future and for development.
When did African World Heritage Day first start?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared May 5 as African World Heritage Day in November 2015.
Who started African World Heritage Day?
UNESCO started this day to honor Africa's cultural and natural heritage.
Who is African World Heritage Day celebrated by?
It is majorly celebrated by Africans, and those of African diaspora.
What is the significance of the African World Heritage Day?
It helps in raising awareness and securing African heritage because it is one of the underrated ones. On this day, African heritage comes into the spotlight and makes people realize how rich and cultural it is.
So, come together this year to promote and celebrate the fantastic heritage and culture that the Continent of Africa possesses through its communities and people.