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Tanzania prepares itself for the Independence Day celebrations

On December 9, 1961, Tanzania turned into an independent Commonwealth realm, and Nyerere came to be Prime Minister, under a new constitution. On December 9, 1962, a republican constitution was implemented with Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere as Tanganyika’s first president. On this date in 1961, the East African country got Independence from Great Britain.

On the occasion of Independence Day, Tanzanians celebrate the historic point with firecrackers, and the streets of Dar es Salaam, the ancient capital, are very lively. Official festivals take place at the National Stadium in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, government officials and celebrities. At the same time, a torch is being fired at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in northern Tanzania, a symbol of the determination and freedom of all African countries in their struggles for independence. The president releases some prisoners, usually over the age of 70, who have cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The local indulgences of Ugali and Pilau are ready and available in the stores. Traditional dance exhibitions of Dodoma, Ukerewe and Zanzibar, as well as a performance of the National Ballet of Rwanda are also presented.

A host of Independence Day festivals are planned all around the nation incorporating a weekend-long celebration and a grand celebration.

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