Indeed, AU Day weekend is upon us! The annual African Union (AU Day) public holiday is tomorrow, Friday 25th May. AU Day commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963.
5 Ways to Spend AU Day Weekend
AU Day Weekend Activities for the shoppers
- Shop at The Selewa African Market:
There’s no better way to show your Africa pride on AU Day weekend than by attending the Selewa African Market. The market is a 2-day outdoor trade fair where a variety of traders will display their fares. Specifically, clothes, footwear, fashion accessories, and skincare products will be available. Additionally there will be a karaoke competition for entertainment. In light of the fact that it’s #TheCashlessMarket, be sure to take along your Visa/MasterCard and mobile money wallet. The Market takes place at Golden Tulip Accra Hotel on 26th & 27th May and is open from 10am. Entry is free.
- Shop at the Accra Goods Market:
What’s a holiday without the Goods Market? It’s Accra’s premier pop up market for food, fashion and music. Moreover, its a fixture on public holidays, and May 25 is definitely no exception.
AU Day Weekend Activities for the foodies
- Wine and dine at Dear Summer:
Dear Summer is a carnival-themed lunch party at the picturesque Savannah Garden. A seat at the lunch buffet table on 26th May costs 500 cedis per person. Additionally, lunch is coupled with unlimited champagne cocktails. For reservations, send your full name to +233545581921. Dear Summer is a collaboration between Moet & Chandon and boutique catering service Villa Grace.
- Lunch at any Starbites:
Show your Ghana pride by indulging your local food cravings at Starbites. On AU Day, Starbites will have delicious aprapransa with fresh crab and palm nut soup. Additionally, there will be Ghana pancakes for dessert. We can’t think of a tastier way to show your patriotism on AU Day!
AU Day Weekend Activity for the thrill seekers
- Go-karting at A1 Raceway:
Go-karting is a fun activity for (almost) all ages. If you’re in Tema, you should kick-off the long weekend by taking your family to Citi FM’s Family Dayout. The event is at the A1 Raceway & Wonderland Park in Tema Community 25 and it starts at 8am. For more information call 0205973973.
Which are your preferred AU Day weekend activites? Let us know in the comments!