Nigerian drummers © Wikimedia Commons
Nigeria achieved her independence from the British on the 1st of October 1960, and every year, throughout the country, on this day joyous celebrations take place. One of the true giants of Africa in every respect, Nigeria certainly knows how to have a good time when it gets a mind to. There is a formal address from the president as well as parades from the military to add a formal sense of respectability to the wild celebrations.
Venue: Throughout the country
Date: 1 October annually