Cameroon Independence Day
May 20 is Unity Day in Cameroon. In a national referendum on May 20, 1972, Cameroonians voted against the current federal state in favor of a solid-state. The United Nations Trust Territory, known as French Cameroon, gained independence from France on January 1, 1960, and British Southern Cameroon came under British rule in Cameroon on October 1, 1961, in a federal state. Status changed. The government has declared May 20 Cameroon’s national day. President Ahmadinejad commemorates the end of the federal system of government in favor of a united country in 1972.
Although it is considered a holiday, children across the country go to school, and Unity Day is usually celebrated with songs, parades, or marches in different parts of their cities. Heads of State and other dignitaries address. The day was presided over by the President in Yaound the capital of Cameroon. At regional headquarters, it is headed by governors who represent the government. Divisional officers preside over the day in their various divisions.