Saba Saba Day in Tanzania – July 7
Saba Saba Day is celebrated on July 7. This year, Tanzania is commemorating this historic day as the date is significant in Tanzanian history. For many years, Tanzania was ruled by European countries. It existed as two separate political entities after the Europeans left. Tanganyika and Zanzibar were united under the leadership of the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU), a political organization. Saba Saba Day commemorates TANU’s role in the formation and unification of Tanzania. The day is a national holiday, and it will also coincide with the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (D.I.T.F.).
HISTORY OF SABA SABA DAY IN TANZANIA
Tanzania is a truly amazing nation with an incredible history and natural bounty, with the Serengeti wilderness, the pride of Kilimanjaro that reaches the clouds, and an ancient history that dates back to the first Homo sapiens. The nation is officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania. It shares its borders with Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Comoro Islands, and the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are unquestionably Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are undeniably Tanzanian treasures that attract visitors from around the world. They also have beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.
The earliest Homo sapiens fossils have been discovered in Tanzania. As a result, the country is one of the oldest in human history and archeology. Various European powers ruled the region in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. They did, however, gain independence later on. Before April 26, 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar were two separate countries. Tanzania was formed by the union of these two countries to serve common political values.
In 1954, Julius Nyerere formed the Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) to achieve national sovereignty. The day of its formation is now celebrated as Saba Saba Day. Tanzania is also well-known for hosting the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (D.I.T.F.). It is an annual event that attracts more than half a million visitors to the country. It lasts two weeks starting on Saba Saba Day and has a direct impact on the business of Eastern and Central Africa.