KIUT CELEBRATES UNION DAY
Kampala International University in Tanzania (KIUT) celebrates with Tanzanians on her 54th Union Day Anniversary being today, 26th, April, 2018.
Union Day is a public holiday in Tanzania that commemorates the unification of the East African countries of Tanganyika and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba into the United Republic of Tanzania in 1964. It is celebrated annually on the 26th day of April.
The independence of Tanganyika was proclaimed in 1961, while the Sultanate of Zanzibar was granted independence in 1963. In 1964, the Sultan was overthrown during the Zanzibar Revolution. The Sultanate therefore was replaced by the communist People’s Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba. Several months later, on April 26, 1964, Zanzibar merged with the mainland Tanganyika, and as a result, the new republic was then called the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. However, six months later, it was renamed to the United Republic of Tanzania, and till date it is recognized as such.
The anniversary of the unification was declared a public holiday, and called – Union Day. It is celebrated with speeches by government officials and a parade held in the cities of Dar es Salaam and Dodoma respectively.
HAPPY UNION DAY!!!