Youth Day in Cameroon is observed on February 11, 2017. Youth Day is a public holiday in Cameroon since 1962 when the government replaced National Day with Youth Day. Parades, games with music bands are organized mostly from schools and universities. There are often arts and sports competitions for the boys and girls and the president gives an official speech.
Youth Day had been removed from October to February to let the events take place during the dry season. Youth Day in Cameroon stands for the celebration of the youth and a statement against violence and for tolerance and peace, encouraging the youth for a happy future. But there are also discussions about the problems of the youth like unemployment looming ahead. The Republic of Cameroon with its capital city Yaoundé is a country in the center of Africa.