Botswana set to celebrate 56 years

Mapantsula dancing at National Stadium during Independence celebration. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Mapantsula dancing at National Stadium during Independence celebration. PIC MORERI SEJAKGOMO

In preparation for the country's 56th Independence celebrations, the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sports and Culture has announced its official planned activities.

According to a statement released this afternoon, this year's Independence Day celebrations will be commemorated under the theme 'Reviving hope: COVID-19 and beyond'.

Planned activities will start with a church service at the Limkokwing University Hall on Sunday.

On Friday, there will be a virtual art exhibition to be hosted at the National Museum and Art Gallery. The pre-celebrations will continue on September 27 with President Mokgweetsi Masisi giving a public lecture on 'Democracy, peace and good governance an attribute to development and nation-building' at the University of Botswana.


On the eve of Independence Day, there will be a fun night at the national stadium scheduled as 'Independence eve and fireworks'.

The main celebration will take place the next day at the National Stadium through all-day fun-filled activities. As is tradition, a game of ball on the pitch will be a must-have, marking the end of Independence celebrations with a match between Zebras and Namibia.

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