Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sierra Leone becoming independant. The people in Freetown have been painting everything green, white and blue, holding marching band parades for weeks, celebrating for days and will hold a lantern parade tonight. For us it is a normal workday, but for the locals a national holiday. I did ask one of my taxi driver friends to take some pictures of the parade, but he said it is too dangerous to take a camera, all the bad men are out! Hopefully someone will take some pictures.
Happy 50th birthday Sierra Leone!