October 1, 2020
Today Nigeria Celebrates her Independence Day, which is observing its 60th anniversary this year! On this day in 1960, Africa’s most populous nation declared its independence from British colonial rule. The momentous occasion signified the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria’s 36 states and was marked with fireworks, dancing, and a state banquet. Over the years, Independence Day has been an opportunity for Nigerians to showcase their rich and varied culture, from suya (spicy meat skewer) and jollof rice (one-pot tomato rice) to juju music and afrobeats.
On the Nigeria coat of aims the eagle represents strength. Nigeria’s national colors: green signifying the country’s agricultural wealth and white a marker for unity and peace.
Happy Independence Day, Nigeria!