Africa Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (now known as the African Union) on this day, 25 May, in 1963. It aims to celebrate African unity. Each year the Day has a different theme. You can find out more on the Africa Day Website.

Here are a few more suggestions for resources that can help you explore and celebrate Africa Day in your school: Our Africa >> SOS Children have developed this website where children across Africa have made films to show you what life is like in their own countries. Lessons from Africa >> Lesson materials about life in some of the different African countries where the charity Send a Cow works. West Africa Word, Symbol and Song >> British Library resource exploring literature and music from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today.