7th of April in Tanzania
Karume day is a public holiday in Tanzania, a day to commemorate the assassination of the First president of the Republic of Zanzibar’s People.
Abedi Karume was a member of the Afro-Shirazi Party in Zanzibar and one of the leaders during the revolution against the Monarchy. When Tanzania was formed in 1964, Karume became its Vice-President and Krume’s son served as President from 2000 to 2010.
Today is remembered every 7 April in the national holidays calendar, schools and most businesses are closed.
People meet at the Sheikh Abedi stadium in Arusha town. This is an opportunity to talk and learn about the First President and what he did for his Nation.
At the Karim orphanage, after the visit to the stadium, children go to the Makumbusho House Museum in Arusha to learn about Karume history and have a chance to see pictures and documents related to his life.
This is an occasion to enjoy an educational day out, learn and have fun! A little adventure that means a lot to them.
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