March 12 – Renovation Day in Gabon

Posted on March 12, 2015

It seems strange to me that Renovation Day is celebrated in the African nation of Gabon.

After all, it is the anniversary of the beginning of the Gabonese Democratic Party in 1968 – and for more than 20 years, the country was ruled by a single-party regime. That doesn't seem very democratic, does it?

Finally, in 1990, President Bongo bowed to pressure to allow political parties in Gabon, but the Gabonese Democratic Party still dominates politics and rules the land. And makes sure that its founding is celebrated every year, with speeches, parades, and cultural activities.

Here are some wonderful things Gabon can celebrate:

Amazing National Parks with incredible waterfalls.

Loango National Park has one of the best beaches in Africa, according to some, because you can see hippos, elephants, buffaloes, gorillas, leopards, turtles, dolphins, humpback whales, and killer whales, all in the ocean or
"beaching it” near the ocean.

To learn more about Gabon, check out this earlier post

Also on this date:

Birthday of Charles Boycott (the bad guy in the story of how the word boycott was coined) 

Plan ahead:

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