National Day is a holiday in Cameroon celebrated on 20 May. On the 20th of May 1972, in a national referendum Cameroonians voted for a unitary state as opposed to the existing federal state and the Republic of Cameroon came into existence.
The United Nations Trust Territory known as French Camero0n achieved independence from France on 1 January 1960, and British Southern Cameroons changed status from a Trusteeship under British administration to a federated state within Cameroon on 1 October 1961.
The government chose 20 May as Cameroon's National Day to commemorate President Ahmadou Ahidjo's abolishment of the federal system of government in favor of a unitary country in 1972. The day 20th may is celebrated with an enthusiasm all over the country.
On this day, children all over the country go to schools and celebrate National Day usually by singing, carrying out parades or marches all around the different parts of their various cities. The day is presided over by the head of state in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon.
To celebrate the first anniversary of the day Post Cameroon issued a set of 4 stamps ranging from 10 FCFA to 70 FCFA. The stamps show a combination of map of the country, national flag, the referendum and the portrait of President Ahmadou Ahidjo.
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