Tanzania Union Day

Tanzania Union Day

April 26
On April 26, 1964, the East African countries of Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Union Day celebrates this merger.
In the city of Dar es Salaam, speeches and a parade mark Union Day. Dignitaries from nearby countries join Tanzanian government officials in these festivities.
In 2004, to mark Union Day, Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa pardoned nearly 4,500 prisoners who had been sentenced for minor crimes or who had less than three years to serve of a longer sentence.
CONTACTS:
Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania
2139 R St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-939-6125 or 202-884-1080; fax: 202-797-7408
www.tanzaniaembassy-us.org
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